Proficiency in Security Awareness

Port security check

Proficiency in Security Awareness is a course offering new and experienced crew members the basic information required to carry out security duties onboard and help you to have a heightened security awareness. The International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) code outlines the need for security and vigilance onboard merchant vessels of all sizes. This course aims to ensure you can: 

  • report a security incident, including a piracy or armed robbery threat or attack;
  • know the procedures to follow when they recognise a security threat ; and
  • take part in security-related emergency and contingency procedures. 

The course is compulsory for all new crew members and for existing crew members unless they have had at least six months documented sea service on an approved vessel between 1st January 2009 and 1st January 2012 or already hold the SSO or CSO qualification. Full details are in MSN 1865 (M)

We currently run this course as a stand alone module or as part of our Basic Training package. You can also carry it out as an Online course if your dates are fixed or you need the qualification urgently

Duration: ½ Day

Cost: £80 when taken as a single course

You can download the Maritime Shipping Notice below: