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STCW Ship Security Officer

There are no scheduled upcoming dates for this course.

If you would like to be alerted as to when the next course date is, or would like to set up a custom date for this course, please get in touch using the Course Enquiry Form below.

Course Outline

The objective of this course is to provide all those attending with the practical skills and knowledge to undertake the duties of Ship’s Security Officer.

Content & Objectives

This course covers the following topics

  • ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security) Code
  • Co-ordination and implementation of a ship security plan
  • Maintain and supervise operation of a ship security plan
  • Monitoring of the ship’s security environment and any necessary modifications, updates or reviews of the ship security plan elements
  • Regular security inspections of ships to ensure appropriate security measures are maintained
  • Co-ordinate all the security aspects involved on-board passenger or cargo carrying vessels
  • Global piracy awareness

Learning Mode

This course is conducted over a three day period of theoretical and practical training. The course also comprises practical scenarios, and underpinning theory in addition to utilising some of the industry’s operational detection and electronic sensing devices. This course is taught at the Red Ensign training facility in Cowes.

Please note that we run this course subject to minimum numbers. 

Entry Requirements

You should be over 18 years of age and have a minimum of 12 months sea time documented in a Seaman’s Discharge Book.

Regulations for MARSEC Personnel

According to MCA regulations for the MARSEC industry released to the training colleges on 16th September 2011, a STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties will be issued on course completion if you do not have the required sea time of 12 months.


We can offer advice regarding accommodation in the area. 


The cost of this course is £530.00 inc VAT.

Course Enquiry Form

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Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • Your Identification Card

    You must bring an official form of identification, such as your Passport, Discharge Book , Driving Licence or National ID.