Ship Security Officer Course – MCA Approved


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Ship Security Officer Course – MCA Approved

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The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) accredits a comprehensive 3-Day Ship Security Officer (SSO) course tailored for individuals seeking to expand their knowledge in maritime security or transition into the role of Ship Security Officer (SSO). Delivered by certified Maritime Security Training Specialists endorsed by the MCA, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), this course is meticulously designed to cover all aspects of ship security.

Ideal for those aspiring to serve as Shipboard Security Officers aboard Merchant Navy vessels, the program complies with the requirements outlined in SOLAS Chapter XI – 2 and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

The primary objective of this course is to confer upon the Course Candidate the certification of Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) accredited STCW ISPS Ship Security Officer in accordance with the ISPS Code, while also furnishing them with the pertinent STCW ISPS Certification.

Course Content:

This course is specifically designed for crew who may encounter a security or safety problem as they transit hostile environments and adverse conditions.

It includes an introduction to the background of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), the roles of the Company Security Officer (CSO) and Ship Security Officer, security requirements and security administration.

The programme covers security drills, security exercises, crowd management techniques, security protection and emergency preparedness.

Students will become proficient in:

·       Ship security assessments and audits

·       Creating ship security plans

·       Ship and port facility security measures

·       Recognition of behavioural patterns of people likely to threaten security

·       Detection of weapons

·       Testing and calibration of security equipment and systems