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STCW Company Security Officer
LO01: State the need for a Company Security Officer (CSO) in the modern maritime environment.
LO02: List maritime security terms and definitions, including elements that may relate to piracy and armed robbery.
LO03: Handle sensitive security-related information and security-related communications.
LO04: Recognise international maritime security policy and responsibilities of Governments, companies, and designated persons, including elements that may relate to piracy and armed robbery.
LO05: Explain risk assessment and assessment tools.
LO06: Prepare security assessment documentation, including the Declaration of Security.
LO07: State methods for effective monitoring of deck areas and areas surrounding the ship.
LO08: 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.
LO09: Explain the procedures, instructions, and guidance on the use of ship security alert systems.
LO10: State the methods for testing, calibrating, and maintaining security systems and equipment, particularly whilst at sea.
LO11: 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.
LO12: Specify the procedures to be employed in implementing a ship security plan and reporting of security incidents.
LO13: Recognise techniques used to circumvent security measures, including those used by pirates and armed robbers.
LO14: Recognise, on a non-discriminatory basis, persons posing potential security risks.
LO15: Identify weapons, dangerous substances and devices and the damage they can cause.
LO16: Describe crowd management and control techniques.
LO17: State the techniques for Implementing and coordinating ship searches.
LO18: Describe methods for physical searches and non-intrusive inspections.
LO19: Explain maritime security levels and the consequential security measures and procedures aboard ship and in the port facility environment.
LO20: Recognise the requirements for designating and monitoring restricted areas.
LO21: Manage controlling access to the ship and to restricted areas on board ship.
LO22: Organise security aspects relating to the handling of cargo and ship stores with other shipboard personnel and relevant port facility security officers.
LO23: Apply methods for controlling the embarkation, disembarkation, and access while on board of persons and their effects.
LO24: 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.
LO25: Implement training, drills, and exercises to comply with relevant conventions, codes, and IMO circulars, including those relevant to anti-piracy and anti-armed robbery.
LO26: State the methods for assessing the effectiveness of drills and exercises.
LO27: Describe the requirements and procedures for conducting internal audits, on-scene inspections, control, and monitoring of security activities specified in a ship security plan.
LO28: Define the requirements and procedures for reporting any deficiencies and non-conformities identified during internal audits, periodic reviews, and security inspections.
LO29: Recognise the methods and procedures used to modify the ship security plan.
LO30: Employ methods for enhancing security awareness and vigilance on board.
No prerequisites are required to sit this course.
The assessment is taken during the course and is within the expected duration.
The course is available in the following languages: English; Danish.
The aim of this course is to provide the stipulated level of knowledge required for candidates training as a Company Security Officer (CSO) in accordance with the stated minimum requirements for the Issue of Certificates of Proficiency for Company Security Officers as specified in MSC/Crirc.1154.
This course is developed in accordance with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Model Course 3.20. The course or certificate is not flag state approved at this time.