Course category: STCW Courses
Who should attend: The course is open to all seafarers and prospective seafarers and should be completed prior to employment on a sea-going ship.
Objectives and Benefits: This course aims to provide the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code, as amended. Those who successfully complete the course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties assigned under the SSP.
- Identify the current security threats and patterns.
- Recognize and detect weapons, dangerous substances and devices.
- Recognize, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security.
- Identify techniques used to circumvent security measures.
- Comprehend security-related communications.
- Comprehend the emergency procedures and contingency plans.
- Understand the operation of security equipment and systems.
- Identify the testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems.
- Recognize the inspection, control, and monitoring techniques.
- Comprehend the methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and ship stores.
Legislation & References:
- International Maritime Organization. (2003). International Ship & Port Facility Security(ISPS) Code, 2003 and December 2002 Amendments to SOLAS. London: IMO. (IMO-I116E).
- SOLAS Chapter XI-1
- SOLAS Chapter XI-2
- ISPS Code Part A
- ISPS Code Part B
- International Labour Organization. Seafarers’ Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Convention, 1996. (No. 180).
- International Labour Organization. Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003. (No. 185).
- International Maritime Organization. Seafarers’ Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code, 2010.
- STCW Code Section A-VI/6
- STCW Code Table A-VI/6-1
- STCW Code Table A-VI/6-2
- International Maritime Organization. (2009). “Guidance to Shipowners and Ship Operators, Shipmasters and Crews on Preventing and Suppressing Acts of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships.” MSC.1/Circ.1334
- McNicholas, M. (2007). Maritime Security: An Introduction. Burlington: Butterworth- Heinemann
Available language: English