Vessel Security Officer

Vessel Security Officer

Course Summary:

This course will cover Vessel/Ship Security knowledge and skills that are necessary to work efficiently and safely as a security supervisor aboard an operating vessel.

Course Length:

3 Days

Class Size:

24 Students

Pre-Registration is Required

Cost:

$500

Prerequisites:

Trainees are assumed to be U.S. Coast Guard credentialed mariners, who are, or will be, employed by a vessel owner or operator as a designated Vessel Security Officer (VSO). Trainees must be at least 18 years of age, with the ability to speak and understand the English language, as applicable to the duties of a VSO. To obtain a certificate of proficiency as a VSO, the trainee shall have approved seagoing experience as directed in STCW Regulation VI/5, as amended.

Course Details:

This course will cover Vessel/Ship Security knowledge and skills that are necessary to work efficiently and safely as a security supervisor aboard an operating vessel. It will also provide the student with sufficient instruction in security procedures to enable them to determine correct initial actions, lead a security team, and take tactical command in the event of a security breach aboard their vessel. This course is designed to comply with the following regulatory requirements: Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002; U.S. Coast Guard regulations contained in 33 CFR Chapter I Subchapter H; Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the IMO ISPS Code; and Sections A-VI/5 and A-VI/6 of the IMO STCW Code, as amended. This course is designed to reflect standards set forth by the MTSA VSO Model Course (2008 edition) and the IMO SSO Model Course (2012 edition).

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