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Since the International Ship and Port Facility Code (ISPS) was agreed at IMO in December 2002, the issue of security amongst shipping and port industries has become of paramount importance, not least due to the rise of piracy in several areas of the world (eg, Gulf of Aden).

As a leading provider of training to the industry, Warsash Maritime Academy has developed a range of courses to meet the requirements of the code.

Both the Ship and Company Security Officer courses have been designed to meet necessary requirements and are formally approved by the MCA. The implementation of European Security Legislation now adds a further dimension to maritime security. We are also able to offer familiarisation courses and are developing security awareness training.

Does your ISPS certification comply?

As of 1 January 2014, new STCW 2010 requirements mean that all crew employed or engaged in any capacity on vessels to which the ISPS code applies will require approved security training.

This must be either the Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA), Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) or a Ship Security Officer (SSO) certificate. The minimum requirement is the Proficiency in Security Awareness course. However if you are required, or may be required in future, to undertake designated security duties you must have the PDSD certificate, which also covers the PSA requirement.

For detailed course information and availability, please select the relevant course from the list below:

Proficiency in Security Awareness

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Proficiency as Ship Security Officer

Company Security Officer

Introduction to Maritime Cyber Security

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