Proficiency as Ship Security Officer



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:


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.