Vessel & Company Security Officer
- Course Type:
- STCW ➜ Ship Security Officer
- Training School:
- STAR Center
- Dania Beach, Florida, United States of America
- 3 days
This course aims to provide knowledge to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a vessel security officer (VSO) or company security officer (CSO) as defined in section A/2.1.6, A/2.1.7 (and section A/12) ( and paragraph 11 of part A ) 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 CSO, VSO, or PFSO (port facility security officer). For CSO — To ensure the development (or for developing) a ship security assessment, for ensuring the development (or for developing), implementing, maintaining, and updating of a ship security plan, and for liaising with the VSO and PFSO.
When fully implemented, these measures will require ships and ports to have security plans, designate a CSO and VSO, and develop training requirements for ship security personnel.
The objective of this course is to educate ships’ supervisory security personnel as well as department management, supervisory, and staff personnel by providing all concerned with knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of complementary maritime physical security responsibilities. Those who successfully complete this course should be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities of VSO or CSO as defined in Sections A/11.2 and A/12.2 of the ISPS Code and 33 CFR part 101-104.
Proper maritime security creates a condition that establishes and maintains certain protective measures. This course covers “Ship Security Sensitive Information”. Accordingly, students should have prospect of or have a contract to be employed on board ship on the business of that ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated supervisory security duties. A photocopy of the assignment document and proper identification must accompany students. Students must be at least 18 years old.
For CSO—It is assumed that those attending this course will be persons employed (or to be employed) by a company and that they are likely to be designated as CSO. However, no specific entry requirements are anticipated.
For SSO—It is assumed that those attending this course will be serving seafarers (or other shipboard personnel), and that they are likely to be designated as VSO. However, no specific entry requirements are anticipated.