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Since the International Ship and Port Facility Code (ISPS) was agreed at IMO in December 2002, the issue of security has become of paramount importance.
Both the Ship and Company Security Officer courses have been designed to meet TRANSEC requirements and are formally approved by the MCA (UK). The implementation of European Security Legislation now adds a further dimension to maritime security. We are also able to offer familiarisation courses and are developing security awareness training.
As of 1 January 2014, new STCW 2010 requirements mean that all crew employed or engaged in any capacity on vessels to which the ISPS code applies will require approved security training.
This must be either the Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA), Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) or a Shipboard Security Officer (SSO) certificate. The minimum requirement is the Proficiency in Security Awareness course. However if you are required, or may be required in future, to undertake designated security duties you must have the PDSD certificate, which also covers the PSA requirement.
Please find listed our courses, click on the relevant heading for more information and course availability.
Proficiency in Security Awareness
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
Proficiency as Ship Security Officer
Company Security Officer
Company Security Officer (Top Up Route)
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