This course 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 of the STCW Code, as amended.
Candidates who successfully complete the course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties assigned under the SSP.
The course is 10.5 hours spread over 2 days.
In this course candidates will gain knowledge of the current security threats and patterns thus recognise and detect weapons, dangerous substances and devices. Candidates will recognise, on a non-discriminatory basis, characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security.
Candidates will become familiar with techniques used to circumvent security measures, crowd management and control techniques and security related communications. Candidates will understand the emergency procedures and contingency plans and the operation of security equipment and systems.
Candidates will also become familiar with testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems, inspection, control, and monitoring techniques and methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo and ship stores.
During this course candidates will cover the following:
There are no entry requirements and no previous knowledge of the subject is necessary
If a candidate would like a Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Administration, s/he has to submit an application to Transport Malta office on email address [email protected]
At the end of the course, candidates are to sit for a written exam.
There are no additional costs to pay or special materials or equipment to bring.