Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

Deckhand Wheelhouse

Course Summary:

Chesapeake Marine Training Institute in partnership with MITAGS present this course which 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 in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and Section A-VI/6 and Table A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code, as amended.

Course Length:

1 Day

Class starts at 8:00am

Class Size:

12 Students

Pre-Registration is Required





Course Details:

 Those who successfully complete this course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties assigned under the SSP. This shall include, but it not limited to:

  1. knowledge of the current security threats and patterns;
  2. recognition and detection of weapons, dangeroussubstances and devices;
  3. recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, ofcharacteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threatensecurity;
  4. techniques used to circumvent security measures;
  5. crowd management and control techniques;
  6. security related communications;
  7. knowledge of emergency procedures and contingencyplans;
  8. operation of security equipment and systems.

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