Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA), Pub. L. No. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064, codified at 46 U.S.C. §§70102, 70103.
The Act gives the Coast Guard the authority to regulate the security of maritime facilities and vessels, including requiring security plans that contain provisions for the security of communications systems used in those facilities. Under MTSA, covered vessels and facilities without an approved security plan may be prohibited from operating.
- ↑ 46 U.S.C. §70103(c)(5).