This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties. This certification is in accordance with the requirements of Chapter Xl-2 of SOLAS 7 4 as amended, the ISPS Code, and Regulation A-Vl/6-2 of the STCW Code, as amended.
Trainees who successfully complete the course will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties assigned under the SSP. This knowledge shall include, but is not limited to:
- knowledge of current security threats and patterns;
- recognition and detection of dangerous substances, devices and weapons;
- non-discriminatory recognition of characteristics, and behavioural patterns, of persons who are likely to threaten security;
- techniques used to circumvent security measures;
- crowd management and control techniques;
- security-related communications;
- knowledge of emergency procedures and plans;
- operation of security equipment and systems;
- testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems;
- inspection, control, and monitoring techniques; and,
- methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and ship stores.
For the issue of a Certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties, you must:
- be at least 16 years of age; and,
- successfully complete approved training in Designated Security Duties, meeting the standard of competence specified in Regulation A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code.
This course is entirely theory-based (either online or in-person), and IMO estimates 10.5 hours of training or 1 day of training.