Those who successfully complete this course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties assigned under the SSP. The expected outcomes include, but is not limited to:

  • Knowledge of current security threats and patterns
  • Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices
  • Recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, 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 contingency plans
  • Operation of security equipment and systems
  • Testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems
  • Inspection, control, and monitoring techniques
  • Methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and vessel stores

Course certificate

Documentary evidence will be issued to those who have successfully completed this course indicating that the holder has completed training in Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties.


This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for seafarers designated to security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to enhance ship security following the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of the SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS code, and section A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code as amended.

Entry Standards

Enrolling party needs to be a currently serving seafarers or other shipboard personnel and should likely have designated security duties in connection with the ship security plan.

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