Canada strengthens security requirements

Transport Canada has issued a News Release stating that it has strengthened its security requirements for vessels, marine facilities and ports by establishing the Maritime Transportation Security Regulations. The new regulations will be published in the June 2 edition of the Canada Gazette.

These regulations implement the requirements of the IMO’s ISPS Code and amendments to SOLAS, and require the completion of security assessments and security plans, and the designation of security officers.

They surpass the IMO requirements inter alia by extending them to cargo vessels of 100 tons (gross tonnage) or more.

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