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STCW Designated Security Duties




Course Overview

This STCW Designated Security Duties course is designed for all Seafarers designated to perform security duties including anti-piracy and anti-armed robbery related activities who are employed or engaged on board ships. It is required to comply with the provisions of the ISPS Code on the business of that ship as part of the ship’s complement.
This online course follows the guidelines of the IMO model Course 3.26 and meets the STCW Regulation VI/6. paragraph 4 and Section A-VI/6, paragraphs 6 to 8 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended in 2010 and incorporates Proficiency in Ship Security Awareness laid down in the STCW Regulation VI/6, paragraph 1 Section A.VI/6, paragraph 4.
Course Sections:
2.Maritime Security Policy
3. Security Responsibilities
4.Ship Security Assessment
1.Security Equipment
2.Threat, Identification, Recognition and response
3.Ship Security Actions and Emergency Preparedness
4.Security Administration
5.Final Assessment
Target Audience:
Seafarers that have designated security duties are duties or tasks that have been assigned to the person and which are either included in the muster list, emergency plan, vessel’s Safety Management System (SMS), Ship Security Pan (SSP), job description or other shipboard documentation.
This course is recognised by and meeting the requirements of the Bahamas Maritime Authority and the Maritime Administrator of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  
Regulations and Further Recourses:  
STCW Code, 2010 Manila Amendments Sec. A-VI/ 6-2
SOLAS 1974 Chapter XI-2
IMO Model Course 3.26 Security Training for Seafarers with designated security duties.
International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code 2003 & 2002
The Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA) Treaties.
MSC.1/Circ.1334 – Guidance to Ship-owners, Companies, Ship Operators, Shipmasters and Crews on Preventing and Suppressing Acts of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships
BMP, Version 5. Best Management Practices for Protection Against Somalia Based Piracy
MSC.1/Circ.1601 Revised Industry Counter Piracy Guidance.

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