2018 Course Schedule

This course is designed to prepare the mariner to function efficiently as a Vessel Security Officer. Topics emphasized in this course include security regulations, risk assessment and mitigation techniques, anti-piracy and armed robbery techniques including the use of deadly force, and interfacing with port or company security officers and implementation of the Vessel's Security Plan.


Course Capacity: 16 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

DNV Approval: This course is in compliance with the Guidelines for Maritime Security Training Course Providers, reference Federal Register February 8, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 25), and the following standards:

  • US Maritime Administration, Guidelines for Maritime Security Training Course Providers
  • Regulations 13.1 (Part B) and 13.2 (Part A and B) of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code
  • IMO Model Course 3.19, Ship Security Officer (2012 edition)
  • Model Course MTSA 08-01, Vessel Security Officer (April 2008 edition)
  • STCW Convention 1978, as amended, Regulation VI/5 and STCW Code Section A-VI/5