Ship Security Officer
The course aims to provide knowledge, understanding and proficiency to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer (SSO).
The course covers specific training to address the problem of piracy and armed robbery against ships is emphasized.
The course complies with the requirement of as defined in section A/2.1.6 and section A/12.1-2 of the ISPS Code, and in particular the duties and responsibilities with respect to the security of a ship, for implementing and maintaining a ship security plan and for liaising with the Company Security Officer (CSO) and Port Facility Security Officers (PFSOs).
Must satisfy any of the following:
a.must be at least an operational level officer
b.persons who have previous relevant experience on maritime security matters
c.recommended by shipping company to be a Ship Security Officer
It is assumed that those attending this course will be serving seafarers (or other shipboard personnel) and are likely to be designated as ship security officer