106.235 Maritime Security (MARSEC) Level coordination and implementation.§ 106.235 Maritime Security (MARSEC) Level coordination and implementation.
(a) The OCS facility owner or operator must ensure the OCS facility operates in compliance with the security requirements in this part for the MARSEC Level in effect for the OCS facility.
(b) When notified of an increase in the MARSEC Level, the OCS facility owner or operator must ensure:
(1) Vessels conducting operations with the OCS facility and vessels scheduled to arrive at the OCS facility within 96 hours of the MARSEC Level change are notified of the new MARSEC Level and the Declaration of Security (DoS), if applicable, is revised as necessary;
(2) The OCS facility complies with the required additional security measures within 12 hours; and
(3) The OCS facility reports compliance or noncompliance to the cognizant District Commander.
(c) For MARSEC Levels 2 and 3, the Facility Security Officer (FSO) must inform all OCS facility personnel about identified threats, emphasize reporting procedures, and stress the need for increased vigilance.
(d) An OCS facility owner or operator whose facility is not in compliance with the requirements of this section must so inform the cognizant District Commander and obtain approval prior to interfacing with another vessel or prior to continuing operations.[USCG-2003-14759, 68 FR 39345, July 1, 2003; 68 FR 41917, July 16, 2003]