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Ship Security Officer (U.K. MCA Approved Course)

Course can be schedule as per client requirement

Entry Criteria:     Ship personnel likely to be designated as SSO, Management level shipboard personnel, Interested persons from maritime and offshore industry

Course Duration:     3 days



Course Description

In response to the growing threat of terrorism, new measures relating to the security of ships and port facilities have been adopted by the IMO. A New Chapter has been added to the SOLAS and there is a new Code called "The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code".
  • All ships are to comply with the requirements of the ISPS Code as of 1st July 2004, and with STCW A-VI/5 as of 1st January 2008.
  • As of 1st July 2009, all personnel designated as Ship Security Officer or Assistant Ship Security Officer shall hold a certificate issued under STCW A-VI/5 by an administration recognised by the relevant flag state of the vessel.
  • Administrations recommend that other management level shipboard personnel should also undergo this course for effective implementation of the Ship Security Plan.
  • Mandatory Requirement for training of shipboard personnel is given under Section 13 of “ISPS Code” and STCW A-VI/5.

Contents of the course

  • Security responsibility and Administration.
  • Ship Security Assessment & Plans (Includes Workshop Exercises)
  • Security Communication with various authorities including “Security Alert“.
  • Ship Security Surveys & Certification
  • Monitoring and Control, including Audits.
  • Ship Security Measures.
    • Detection of Weapons, Explosives.
    • Recognition of Suspicious characters.
    • Search Patterns.
    • Security Equipment.
  • Emergency Response Drills and Exercises.
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Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the course.
  1. 2 passport size photographs,
  2. Copies of Passport, CDC, COC & INDOS No.