Course Schedules

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

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed our Vessel Security Officer (MEBAMD-573) course will satisfy:

  • The requirements of 46 CFR 11.337(a) for an STCW endorsement as Vessel Security Officer; AND
  • The Vessel Security Officer standards of competence required by STCW Code Section A-VI/5 and Table A-VI/5, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 21-14(Ch-1).