1750 | Vessel Security Officer


Any applicant who satisfactorily completes our Vessel Security Officer (MIDATL-573) course will satisfy the training requirements of 33 CFR 104.215(d)(1)(iv) and STCW Code Section A-VI/5 for an STCW endorsement as Vessel Security Officer.

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:

  1. Regularly inspecting the vessel to ensure that security measures are maintained;
  2. Ensuring maintenance and supervision of the implementation of the VSP, and any amendments to the VSP;
  3. Ensuring the coordination and handling of cargo and vessel stores with other shipboard personnel and with relevant Port Facility Security Officers;
  4. Proposing modifications to the VSP to the Company Security Officer (CSO);
  5. Ensuring that any problems identified during audits or inspections or periodic reviews are reported to the CSO, and promptly implement any corrective actions;
  6. Ensuring security awareness and vigilance on board the vessel;
  7. Ensuring adequate security training for vessel personnel;
  8. Ensuring the reporting and recording of all security incidents;
  9. Ensuring the coordinated implementation of the VSP with the CSO and the relevant Facility Security Officer, when applicable;
  10. Ensuring security equipment is properly operated, tested, calibrated, and maintained;
  11. Ensuring consistency between security requirements and the proper treatment of vessel personnel affected by those requirements; and
  12. Ensuring TWIC programs are in place and implemented appropriately.

Course Number: 1750
Course Length: 16 hours
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 15
Price: $500.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

2021 Course Dates:  
06/28/2021 – 06/29/2021
07/08/2021 – 07/09/2021
08/30/2021 – 08/31/2021
09/09/2021 – 09/10/2021
10/14/2021 – 10/15/2021
11/22/2021 – 11/23/2021
12/02/2021 – 12/03/2021