Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (TRIDNT-747)

(VPDSD/Advanced: Maritime Security Specialist Course)

Course Number: 1503

Course Length:   40 Hours

Minimum Class Size: 6

Maximum Class Size: 12

Physical Location: Trident Group, Inc., 1616 Centerville Turnpike, Suite 208, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Price: $1,700.

Please bring picture ID on first day of class


Any applicant who has successfully completed this Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)(TRIDNT-747) course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 12.625(a)(1) and STCW Table A-VI/6-2 for an STCW endorsement as Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties.

This (5) day United States Coast Guard certified course was developed by former US Navy SEAL/s who are Subject Matter Experts (SME) in Anti-Piracy operations with over 40 repels since 2008. Upon completion of this course the student will possess the necessary skill sets to work as a Maritime Security Specialist for the Maritime Industry, and receive a VPDSD certificate. Career guidance also offered upon successful completion of the course.

Course Outline 

1        1   Introduction (PRT / Classroom)                                                                    

               1.1     Swim Test 

                          250m (12 minutes)          

               1.2     Physical Capabilities Assessment   

                          5 Pull ups (To completion)

            50 Push ups (To completion)

            50 Air Squats (To completion)

            1.5 Mile run (15 minutes)

            Dummy Carry (40' to completion)


               1.3     Introduction and Documentation                                               

               1.4     Maritime (Vessel) Terminology and Familiarization

  •      GA Plans; Overview                                                                            

               1.5     SOLAS Amendments & Regulatory Laws

  •      ISPS & 33 CFR codes
  •      Vessel Security Plan & Assessment  

               1.6     Anti-Piracy / Anti-terrorism Brief 

2   Range                                                                                                                

     2.1     Pistol / Carbine

  •      Fundamentals
  •      Multiple Target / Distances
  •      Barricades
  •      Steel Drills
  •      Stress Course – Man vs. Man                      

     2.2     MSS Weapons Proficiency Test 

3   Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

     3.1     Medical Plan

     3.2     Phases of Care

     3.3     Primary Survey                                                     

     3.4     Self/Situation

     3.5     Life Threatening Bleeding                                                                                      

     3.6     Airway/Breathing

     3.7     Basic Anatomy

     3.8     Head Trauma

     3.9     Neck Trauma

     3.10   Chest Trauma

     3.11   ABD Trauma                                          

4   Movement / Drills Classroom                                                                         

     4.1   Principals of Movement                                                

     4.2   Principals of Movement Practical                                                                                 

     4.3   Piracy Drill Overview

     4.4   Piracy Drill Practical                                                                 

          5   Waterborne Familiarization / Target Vessel                                     

      5.1   Weapons Cleaning                                                         

      5.2   Waterborne Weapons Familiarization

      5.3   Target Vessel RV / Piracy Drill Execution

      5.4   Out brief           


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