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STCW Security Awareness

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  • Duration

    120 minutes

  • Language

    Multiple Languages

  • Course code


  • Price

    TTD 275.00

    & Excl. 12.50 % Tax

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STCW Security Awareness


LO1: List the current maritime security threats
LO2: Define the different maritime security threats
• United nations definitions of piracy and armed robbery
• Threat overview
• Terrorism
• Smuggling
• Stowaways and refugees
• Cargo theft
LO3: Explain the basic functions of ports
LO4: Provide an overview of the key maritime security roles
LO5: Explain how SOLAS and MARPOL started
LO6: Detail Resolution A.545
LO7: Detail Resolution A.924
LO8: Explain the relevant Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) requirements
• SOLAS amendments
• SOLAS chapter V
• SOLAS Chapter XI
LO9: Explain the International Ship in Port Facility Security (ISPS) code
LO10: Explain the STCW 2010 Amendments
LO11: Explain the IMO Circular 1334
LO12: Explain the important roles relevant to maritime security
• Contracting Government
• Captain of the Port
• The Area Maritime Security Committee
• Company
• Company Security Officer
• Ship Security Officer
• Seafarers with Designated Security Duties
• Port Facility
• Port Facility Security Officer
• Port Facility Personnel with Designated Security Duties
• Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
LO13: Explain the different weapons that can be used in maritime security incidents
• Edged weapons
• Guns
• Explosives
LO14: Explain how hazardous materials can be involved in maritime security incidents
LO15: Detail where dangerous good are likely to be found in maritime environments
LO16: Define and explain suspicious activity
• Definition of Suspicious Activity
• Profiling
• Examples of Suspicious Activity
LO17: Explain how and when to report suspicious behaviour
LO18: List the different security equipment used in maritime environments
LO19: Explain the common elements of pirate attacks
LO20: Explain the common elements of armed robberies
LO21: Explain existing security levels
• MARSEC level 1
• MARSEC level 2
• MARSEC level 3
LO22: Explain security actions in the event of piracy
• Ship Security Actions for Piracy
• Ship Security Actions with pirates Onboard
• Piracy/Robbery Rescue Operations
LO23: State which contingency plans should be created and what security situations should be considered
LO24: Explain the action to be taken in security situations
• Bomb threats
• Unidentified objects
• Explosions (without warning)
• Stowaways
• Security Drills
LO25: Explain how to report security incidents
LO26: Explain the regulations related to emergency drills

Target Group

Maritime Industry


No prerequisites are required to sit this 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; Norwegian
This security awareness course is designed to provide seafarers without designated security duties, as per ship security plan, with the necessary knowledge to effectively assist with ship security.
The course is aligned to STCW A-VI/6, and is DMA and NMA approved.

Contact information


The Centre of Excellence, Macoya Road, Tunapuna, Trinidad W.I., Trinidad & Tobago


Opens in 7 hours and 18 minutes

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