Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Level: Beginner

Aim: To give those onboard ship who do not have a designated security duty the essential education and training meeting the knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following STCW table, which supports Chapter XI-2 of the annex to the SOLAS Convention 1974, as amended and the ISPS Code.

Please Note: security awareness training must be undertaken by all seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on ships which are required to comply with the ISPS Code. The training must meet the following requirements:

Table A-VI/6-1

Function: Ship Security

Competence: Contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness recognize security threats.

Understand the need for, and methods of maintaining security awareness and vigilance 

Entry requirements:

There are no restriction to attend this course, which can be delivered on board ship as an MCA approved course or may de delivered in conjunction with other courses within basic training.

Learning objective:

1.State the reasons for development of the ISPS Code and its continued use;
2.List typical threats to the maritime transport industry
3.Outline the relevant International Conventions, codes and recommendations related to Maritime Security
4.Find the sources of Maritime security definitions
5.State the roles and responsibilities of relevant bodies, organizations and individuals with regard to security, including:
i.Flag State and Port State;
ii.Recognized security organization (RSO);
iii.Shipping Companies;
iv.Masters Authority and discretion for ship safety and security (Regulation 8 SOLAS XI-2);
v.The Company Security Officer (CSO);
vi.The Master;
vii.The Ship Security Officer (SSO);
viii.Personnel with designated security duties;
ix.Other personnel on board ship;
x.Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO).

6. Identify the company requirement to designate a CSO and SSO and identify the reporting responsibilities.

7. Identify the need for a PFSO to be designated for each facility.

8. Identify the need for members of the ship’s crew other than the SSO to have designated security duties in support of the SSO.

9. Identify the need for other ship and port facility personnel to have a role in the enhancement of maritime security.

Skill Level: Beginner