Transport Canada - Atlantic Region TSEP - Marine Security CRUISE NL and Labrador Presentation October 2011
History Achille Lauro Hijacking – Oct 1985 September 11, 2001 Madrid Bombings - March 2004 London Bombings - July 2005 Air India – June 1985
TSEP Mission To safeguard the integrity and security of the national transportation system and to provide an effective emergency preparedness capability Role To help ensure the Safety and Security of the National Transportation System (NTS) Transportation Security & Emergency Preparedness Transport Canada Transports Canada
Transportation Security & Emergency Preparedness is a multi-modal branch of Transport Canada that maintains an on-going inspection and enforcement program with responsibilities under the:
Marine Transportation Security Act
Railway Safety Act
Marine Security Legislation Transport Canada - TSEP has the Authority to Regulate Marine Security Under the Canada Shipping Act 2001 and the Marine Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 1994 through the Marine Transportation Security Regulations (MTSR) 2004 Cruise Ship and Cruise Ship Terminal Security Measure 2005 and Domestic Ferries Security Regulations (DFSR) 2009
Security Inspectors receive their Designation by the Minister, under Section 22(1) MTSA
The Powers of the Inspector are found in Section 23(2) MTSA
The Act applies in respect of:
(a) vessels and marine facilities in Canada;
(b) Canadian ships outside Canada; and
(c) marine installations and structures
The Act does not apply to government or military vessels
ISPS - INTERNATIONAL SHIP & PORT FACILITY SECURITY CODE MTSR - MARINE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY REGULATIONS
ISPS Code and MTSR ISPS Code International Maritime Organization (IMO) develops/ maintains standards, conventions and recommended practices to ensure “Safe, Secure and Efficient Shipping on Clean Oceans”. IMO adopted the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) in July 2004. Transport Canada is designated as being Canada’s authority responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of the marine security program. The ISPS Code was implemented, in part , in Canada via the Marine Transportation Security Regulations (MTSR). MTSR
towing a barge carrying certain dangerous cargo, or
internationally (from a port in one country to a port in another country)
on the St. Lawrence Seaway
on the Great Lakes
Applies to Marine Facilities & Ports that:
interface with vessels to which Part 2 applies
Cruise Ships Through our MSOC (Marine Security Operations Centre) a targeting Matrix has been designed to determine which vessels may require inspection under the MTSR. This information is the forwarded to the Inspector in that region and a final determination will be made.
Means the level for which minimum security procedures are maintained at all times.
Security Level 2 (MARSEC Level 2)
Means the level for which security procedures additional to those of MARSEC Level 1 are maintained for a limited period as a result of heightened risk of a security threat or security incident .
Security Level 3 (MARSEC Level 3)
Means the level for which security procedures additional to those of MARSEC Level 1 and 2 are maintained for a limited period when a security threat or security incident is probable or imminent regardless of whether the specific threat is identified.
Note : In Canada, only the Minister or his/her designate may change the MARSEC Level