Proficiency in designated security duties - MCA & RMI Approved



The Proficiency in Designated Security Duties training fulfills the stipulations outlined in Section A-VI paragraphs 6-8 of the revised STCW code. It is a mandatory requirement for all personnel employed or engaged on ships subject to the ISPS Code, holding designated duties within the ship's security plan. Although these regulations came into effect on January 1, 2012, enforcement by Port State Control Officers was deferred until January 1, 2014, as per the request of the IMO, provided the vessel is otherwise compliant with the ISPS code (refer to IMO circulars STCW Circ.7/16 and STCW Circ.7/17).

Completion of this training results in the issuance of an STCW Certificate of Proficiency. It is also compulsory for both armed and unarmed security team members as part of a Maritime Security Team. This training requirement is singular in a seafarer's career, with no mandate for refreshment or revalidation.

Course Content:

1.         Background to the international maritime security framework

2.         Ship security arrangements

3.         Performance of ship security duties

4.         Security contingencies and response

5.         Training and drills requirements under ISPS code

6.         M notices pertaining to security by MCA

7.         RMI specific security requirements

Students will become proficient in:

·       Maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan

·       Recognise security risk and threats

·       Undertake regular security inspections; and

·       Properly use security equipment and systems.


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