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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 217 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-06-18:

  •  (1) Security exercises

    • (a) shall fully test the vessel security plan and include the substantial and active participation of personnel on board who have security responsibilities;

    • (b) may include the participation of governmental authorities or personnel from marine facilities, port administrations or other vessels who have security responsibilities, depending on the scope and the nature of the exercises;

    • (c) may be performed with respect to only the vessel or as part of a cooperative program to test the vessel security plan of another vessel or a marine facility or port security plan; and

    • (d) shall test elements of coordination, resource availability, response and the communication and notification procedures but not transmit a vessel-to-shore security alert to a maritime rescue coordination centre during the testing of the ship security alert system.

  • (2) Security exercises shall be conducted at least once every calendar year with no more than 18 months between them.

  • (3) Security exercises may be

    • (a) full-scale;

    • (b) a tabletop simulation or seminar;

    • (c) combined with other appropriate exercises; or

    • (d) a combination of two or more of the elements set out in paragraphs (a) to (c).

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