This course is in compliance with the Guidelines for Maritime Security Training Course Providers, reference Federal Register February 8, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 25). The course is also in compliance with Regulations in 13.1 (Part B) and 13.2 (Parts A and B) of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code; The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002; United States Coast Guard regulations contained in 33 CFR Chapter 1 Subchapter H; The mandatory training requirements in 33 CFR Part 104; The STCW Code Chapter VI, Section A-VI/5 and Table A-VI/5; Model Course MTSA 08-01 Vessel Security Officer (2008 edition); and IMO Model Course 3.19 Ship Security Officer (2012 edition).
This syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Code as amended Chapter VI, Section A-VI/5. Those who successfully complete this course should be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a designated Vessel Security Officer as defined in 33 CFR Part 104, which include, but are not limited to:
- Regularly inspecting the vessel to ensure that security measures are maintained;
- Ensuring maintenance and supervision of the implementation of the VSP, and any amendments to the VSP;
- Ensuring the coordination and handling of cargo and vessel stores and bunkers in compliance with this part;
- Proposing modifications to the VSP to the Company Security Officer (CSO);
- Ensuring that any problems identified during audits or inspections are reported to the CSO, and promptly implement any corrective actions;
- Ensuring security awareness and vigilance on board the vessel;
- Ensuring adequate security training for vessel personnel;
- Ensuring the reporting and recording of all security incidents;
- Ensuring the coordinated implementation of the VSP with the CSO and the relevant Facility Security Officer, when applicable;
- Ensuring security equipment is properly operated, tested, calibrated, and maintained;
- Ensuring consistency between security requirements and the proper treatment of vessel personnel affected by those requirements; and
- Ensuring TWIC programs are in place and implemented appropriately.
Upcoming Course Dates for 2016:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday of every week.
*No class on Holidays*
Upcoming Course Dates for 2017:
Class Start Times:
Day Classes: 8:00 a.m.
Night Classes: 4:00 p.m.
Check-in Time Starts at:
Day Classes: 7:00 a.m.
Night Classes: 3:00 p.m.
Required Course Tools:
No tools required for this course