ESTS International is a provider of both accredited and customised security courses and programmes. We have Approved Centre status by the UK DfT Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Edexcel. We provide courses in Maritime Security (MARSEC), Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT), Anti-Kidnapping, Personal Security, Close Protection and Commercial Security. We also provide Clients with Security Consultancy Services and design and deliver Specialist Security Training.
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MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency as Ship Security Officer (SSO) Course
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The ESTS International Proficiency as Ship Security Officer Course meets with the requirements of STCW 78 including 2010 Manila Amendments. The Ship Security Officer (SSO) is responsible for the security of the ship, as well as maintaining the Ship Security Plan as set out by the Company.

The course is approved by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Ship Security Officer (SSO) must have knowledge of, and have received associated training in a range of competencies as detailed in the ISPS Code, Part B, Article 13.1, and the guidance laid out in the SOLAS Regulations 1974 as amended Chapter XI-2.

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 six key Learning Outcomes of the STCW ISPS Proficiency as Ship Security Officer Course:

The learner understands the importance of ship security and the roles & responsibilities of organisations and individuals involved in it.
The learner knows how to assess security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations.
The learner understands the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.
The learner knows how to implement a Ship Security Plan and related regulatory requirements.
The learner knows how to determine the effectiveness of current security arrangements, procedures and equipment.
The learner understands how to promote security awareness and vigilance on board ship.


Price: 650 (+VAT)
Duration: 3 Days | Classroom Course
Certification: MCA (STCW ISPS)


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