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MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course
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The Proficiency in Designated Security Duties training meets with the requirements of Section A-VI paragraphs 6-8 of the amended STCW code. This training is required by all personnel employed or engaged onboard ships to which the ISPS Code applies who have designated duties under the ships security plan.

The PDSD Course is designed for those members of a Ship's crew who have Designated Security Duties (DSD) on board the vessel.
This training currently requires to be completed once in the seafarers career. This course is also a mandatory requirement under the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) for Armed Maritime Security Teams or Unarmed Maritime Security Team (MST) Operators as part the defences for all UK-Flagged Ship's.

This ISPS Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course is approved by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Under the MNTB requirements, the following are the five key Learning Outcomes of the STCW ISPS Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course:

The learner knows why ship security is important and knows the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and the individuals involved.
The learner knows what constitutes security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations.
The learner knows the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.
The learner knows how to maintain the measures in a Ship Security Plan and related requirements.
The learner is able to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three Maritime Security Levels, taking into account their limitations.


Price: 195 (+VAT)
Duration: 8 Hours | Classroom Course
Certification: MCA (STCW ISPS)


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