(1) To implement portions of the maritime security regime required by the Maritime Transportation
Security Act of 2002, as codified in 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701;
(2) To align, where appropriate, the requirements of domestic maritime security regulations
with the international maritime security standards in the International Convention
for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS Chapter XI–2) and the International Code
for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities, parts A and B, adopted on 12 December
(3) To ensure security arrangements are as compatible as possible for vessels trading
(b) For those maritime elements of the national transportation system where international
standards do not directly apply, the requirements in this subchapter emphasize cooperation
and coordination with local port community stakeholders, and are based on existing
domestic standards, as well as established industry security practices.
(c) The assessments and plans required by this subchapter are intended for use in implementing
security measures at various MARSEC Levels. The specific security measures and their implementation are planning criteria based
on a set of assumptions made during the development of the security assessment and
plan. These assumptions may not exist during an actual transportation security incident.
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