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STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness

About this course

A half day module which is instructed in compliance with STCW Reg V1/6 and Part A of Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4 and consists of a half day in the classroom covering subjects such as maritime security key threats, recognition and awareness of threats, plans and procedures for combatting threats, drills, communications and reporting.

All seafarers need to be aware of new requirements for STCW compliance.

Maritime Security Awareness training will be required for all crew entering into the professional yachting industry at all levels. This module is required since January 1, 2014 as a part of the update to the STCW Code mandated by the 2010 Manila Amendments, by all personnel employed or engaged on-board ships to which the ISPS Code applies.

This course can also be booked as a stand-alone module. Opens window for sending emailPlease enquire.

Course Content


Knowledge, understanding and proficiency

Contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness

Basic working knowledge of maritime security terms and definitions, including elements that may relate to piracy and armed robbery
Basic knowledge of international maritime security policy and responsibilities of Governments, companies and persons
Basic knowledge of maritime security levels and their impact on security measures and procedures aboard ship and in port facilities
Basic knowledge of security reporting procedures
Basic knowledge of security-related contingency plans

Recognition of security threats

Basic knowledge of techniques used to circumvent security measures Basic knowledge enabling recognition of potential security threats, including elements that may relate to piracy and armed robbery
Basic knowledge enabling recognition of weapons, dangerous substances and devices and awareness of the damage they can cause
Basic knowledge in handling security-related information and security-related communications

Understanding of the need for and methods of maintaining security awareness and vigilance

Basic knowledge of training, drill and exercise requirements under relevant conventions, codes and IMO circulars, including those relevant for anti-piracy and anti-armed robbery

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