Ship Security Officer


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This course aims 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 in section A-VI/5 of the STCW Code, as amended, and in particular the duties and the responsibilities with respect to the security of a ship, for implementing and maintaining a Ship Security Plan and for liaising with the Company Security Officer (CSO) and with the Port Facility Security Officers (PFSOs).

Those who successfully complete this course should be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities as the Ship Security Officer, as defined in section A/12.2 of the ISPS Code and in section A-VI/5 of the STCW Code, as amended.

Course Content

Maritime Security Policies
Security Responsibilities
Ship Security assessment
Security Equipment
Ship Security Plan
Threat Identification, Recognition, and Response
Ship Security Actions
Emergency Preparedness, Drills, and Exercises
Security Administration
Security Training

Course Duration

Depending on the participants’ background and knowledge of the subject. The average time is 3 (three) hours for all CBT modules and practical exercise.

Course Requirement

STCW Code Section A-VI/5
TMSA Element 3

This course is based on the guidelines of;

IMO Model Course 3.19
STCW Code Section A-VI/5
STCW Code Table A-VI/5
International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code
SOLAS Chapter XI-1
SOLAS Chapter XI-2
Best Management Practices – UKMTO
Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies

Additional information







Ship Type

Bulk, Chemical Tanker, Container, Gas Tanker, General Cargo, LNG, Offshore, Oil Tanker, Passenger, RORO, Tug

Target Group

Catering, Deck Management, Deck Operational, Engine Management, Engine Operational, Shorebased Personnel

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