This course is intended to provide knowledge to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer (SSO), as defined in section A/2.1.6 (and section A/12) of the ISPS Code and section A-Vl/5 of the STCW Code, as amended. In particular, the duties and responsibilities concerning the security of a vessel for implementing and maintaining a Ship Security Plan and liaising with the Company Security Officer (CSO) and Port Facility Security Officers (PFSOs).
The SSO course provides specific training to address the problem of piracy and armed robbery against ships is emphasized. It also provides knowledge and practical skills so that you:
- understand the importance of ship security, organisations, including roles and responsibilities;
- know how to assess security risk, threats and vulnerability to the vessel, its personnel, cargo and operations;
- understand the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems;
- know how to implement a Ship Security Plan and related regulatory requirements;
- know how to determine the effectiveness of current security arrangements, procedures and equipment; and,
- understand how to promote security awareness and vigilance onboard your vessel(s).
Students must have relevant seagoing/shipping/maritime and security experience and knowledge and be able to communicate confidently.
This course is a theory course run over 3 days and maybe taken online or in person.