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Security Awareness for Seafearers ISPS

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Security Awareness for Seafearers ISPS


Those who successfully complete this course should achieve the required standard of competence enabling them to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness and the ability to recognize security threats and to respond appropriately.

This knowledge shall include, but is not limited to:
• the meaning and the consequential requirements of the different security levels;
• knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans;
• recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances, and devices;
• recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security; and
• techniques used to circumvent security measures.

Target Group

This course id designed for personnel who will be/ is serving as seafarers or other shipboard personnel who will not be assigned specific security duties in connection with the Ship Security Plan.


No prior training is required by delegates attending this training course.


On completion of this course, a written assessment will be taken.

Course Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Course overview
1.2 Competences to be achieved
1.3 Current security threats and patterns
1.4 Ship and port operations and conditions

2 Maritime Security Policy
2.1 Awareness of relevant international conventions, codes, and recommendations
2.2 Awareness of relevant government legislation and regulations
2.3 Definitions
2.4 Handling sensitive security-related information and communications

3 Security Responsibilities
3.1 Contracting governments
3.2 The company
3.3 The ship
3.4 The port facility
3.5 Ship Security Officer
3.6 Company Security Officer
3.7 Port Facility Security Officer
3.8 Seafarers with designated security duties
3.9 Port facility personnel with designated security duties
Other personnel

4 Threat Identification, Recognition, and Response
4.1 Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices
4.2 Recognition of a non-discriminatory basis of persons posing potential security risks
4.3 Techniques used to circumvent security measures

5 Ship Security Actions
5.1 Actions required by different security levels
5.2 Reporting security incidents

6 Emergency Preparedness, Drills and Exercises
6.1 Awareness of contingency plans
• Security drills and exercises