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STCW Ship Security Officer

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  • Duration

    120 minutes

  • Language

    Multiple Languages

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  • Price

    DKK 750.00

    & Excl. 25.00 % VAT

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STCW Ship Security Officer


LO1: State the need for a Ship Security Officer (SSO) in the modern maritime environment.
LO2: List maritime security terms and definitions, including elements that may relate to piracy and armed robbery.
LO3: List and describe specific international maritime policies
LO4: List maritime security-related terms and definitions
LO5: Explain how to handle sensitive security-related information and communications
LO6: Explain the security responsibilities of governments, companies and persons
LO7: Explain risk assessment and assessment tools.
LO8: Prepare security assessment documentation, including the Declaration of Security.
LO9: Identify the various types of security equipment, security systems, and their limitations, including those that could be used in cases of attacks by pirates and armed robbers.
LO10: Explain the procedures, instructions, and guidance on the use of ship security alert systems.
LO11: State the methods for testing, calibrating, and maintaining security systems and equipment, particularly whilst at sea.
LO12: State the purpose for and the elements that make up a ship security plan, related procedures, and maintenance of records, including those that may relate to piracy and armed robbery.
LO13: Specify the procedures to be employed in implementing a ship security plan and reporting of security incidents.
LO14: Identify weapons, dangerous substances and devices and the damage they can cause.
LO15: Describe methods for physical searches and non-intrusive inspections.
LO16: Recognise, on a non-discriminatory basis, persons posing potential security risks.
LO17: Recognise techniques used to circumvent security measures, including those used by pirates and armed robbers.
LO18: Employ crowd management and control techniques, where appropriate.
LO19: Explain maritime security levels and the consequential security measures and procedures aboard ship and in the port facility environment.
LO20: Apply methods for controlling the embarkation, disembarkation, and access while on board of persons and their effects.
LO21: Recognise the requirements for designating and monitoring restricted areas.
LO22: Organise security aspects relating to the handling of cargo and ship's stores with other shipboard personnel and relevant port facility security officers.
LO23: Explain security-related contingency plans and the procedures for responding to security threats or breaches of security, including provisions for maintaining critical operations of the ship / port interface, including also elements that may relate to piracy and armed robbery.
LO24: Implement training, drills, and exercises to comply with relevant conventions, codes, and IMO circulars, including those relevant to anti-piracy and anti-armed robbery.
LO25: State the methods for assessing the effectiveness of drills and exercises.
LO26: Describe the requirements and procedures for conducting internal audits, on-scene inspections, control, and monitoring of security activities specified in a ship security plan.
LO27: Define the requirements and procedures for reporting to the company security officer any deficiencies and non-conformities identified during internal audits, periodic reviews, and security inspections.
LO28: Recognise the methods and procedures used to modify the ship security plan.
LO29: Employ methods for enhancing security awareness and vigilance on board.

Target Group

Maritime Industry


This e-learning is part of a blended course.


The assessment is taken during the course and is within the expected duration.

Course Contents

The course is available in the following languages: English; Danish.
The aim of this course is to provide the mandatory level of knowledge required for candidates training as a Ship Security Officer (SSO) in accordance with the Mandatory Minimum Requirements for the Issue of Certificates of Proficiency for Ship Security Officers as specified in Regulation VI/5, Sections A-VI/5, B-VI/5 and Table A-Vl/5 of the STCW Code.
This course is developed in accordance with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Model Course 3.19.

Contact information


Uglviggårdsvej 3, Esbjerg Ø, 6705, Denmark

+45 7612 1314

Closes in 5 hours and 39 minutes

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