Maritime Security Awareness

Course Type:
STCW ➜ Security Awareness
Training School:
STAR Center
Dania Beach, Florida, United States of America


Each student who successfully completes this course will be knowledgeable of and have proficiency in Security Awareness. Additionally, students will gain:

  • Basic working knowledge of maritime security terms and definitions, including elements that may relate to piracy and armed robbery
  • Basic knowledge of international maritime security policy and responsibilities of Governments, companies and persons
  • Basic knowledge of maritime security levels and their impact on security measures and procedures aboard ship and in port facilities
  • Basic knowledge of security reporting procedures
  • Basic knowledge of security-related contingency plans
  • Basic knowledge of techniques used to circumvent security measures
  • Basic knowledge enabling recognition of potential security threats, including elements that may relate to piracy and armed robbery
  • Basic knowledge enabling recognition of weapons, dangerous substances and devices and awareness of the damage they can cause
  • Basic knowledge in handling security-related in formation and security-related communications
  • Basic knowledge of training, drill and exercise requirements under relevant conventions, codes and IMO circulars, including those relevant for anti-piracy and anti-armed robbery

This Course is USCG Approved and STCW Compliant. The course certificate will state:

“This course is hereby recognized as a Coast Guard Approved Training Course as outlined in Subpart D of Part 10, Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations. Any applicant who has successfully completed our Maritime Security Awareness (STRCTR-561) course will satisfy the security awareness requirements 46 CFR 12.627(a)(1) and paragraphs 1-4 of section A-VI/6 and Table A-VI/6-1 of the STCW Code as amended 2010, for an STCW endorsement for Security Awareness.”


This is a classroom course that is intended to meet the Maritime Security Awareness training requirements as listed above in the USCG Approved and STCW Compliant Course Certificate section.

Entry standards/Prerequisites

This course is open to students who have a need for such training as required by the United States Coast Guard and STCW as amended. Each student should have an STCW Certification as an “Officer-in-Charge of a Navigation Watch” or have an equivalent and experiential background, be in good physical health and speaks and understands English.

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STAR Center

2, West Dixie Highway
Dania Beach
United States of America

Tel: (+1) 09549217254
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