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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 311 from 2014-06-19 to 2024-05-01:

  •  (1) Security exercises

    • (a) shall test the requirements of the marine facility security plan that are relevant to the objectives of each exercise, and shall involve the active participation of marine facility personnel as appropriate to the exercise;

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

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

    • (d) shall test, at a minimum, elements of coordination, resource availability, response, and communication and notification procedures.

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

  • (3) Exercises may

    • (a) be full-scale or live;

    • (b) be a tabletop simulation or seminar;

    • (c) be combined with other appropriate exercises; or

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

  • (4) If a marine facility is involved in the implementation of MARSEC level 2 or MARSEC level 3 following a security incident, the implementation of the MARSEC level is considered equivalent to a security exercise.

  • SOR/2014-162, s. 31

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