The International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code makes it mandatory for companies to implement a number of security measures on board their ships. These mandatory requirements are laid out in Part A of the Code & the non-mandatory guidelines are detailed in Part B of the Code. The specific duties of for seafarers other than Ship Security Officer are laid down in STCW Code Section A/VI-6 (Para 4, 5 & 6).
In order to effectively implement the Code’s requirement, each seafarer with designated security duties will need to be well versed with the various regulatory & documentation requirements laid down in the Code.
This course has been designed as a 1.5 days course with a minimum 9.5 hours of training that may include lectures, demos & practical.
Undertaking regular security inspections of the ship to ensure that appropriate security measures are maintained;
Coordinating the security aspects of the passengers and/or the handling of cargo and ship’s stores with other shipboard personnel.
Reporting to the Ship Security Officer any deficiencies and non-conformities identified during security inspections and verifications of compliance and implementing any corrective actions;
Enhancing security awareness and vigilance on board;
Ensuring that adequate training has been provided to shipboard personnel,
Reporting all security incidents;
Ensuring that security equipment is properly operated, tested, calibrated and maintained, if any.