STCW95 Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

£150 GBP(incl. VAT)

Course Type:
STCW ➜ Designated Security Duties
Training School:
54 North Maritime Training
Whitby, United Kingdom
1 day

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) training is carried out by MCA accredited trainers with the highest levels of maritime security experience so when students come to us for maritime security training of any kind they can be sure they are getting the best in the industry.


The STCW Convention and Code as amended by the Manila amendments (2010) contains new requirements regarding security training. This training is required by all personnel employed or engaged on board ships to which the ISPS Code applies. These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2012. Training in Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) must be undertaken by all seafarers & security personnel engaged on ship who have designated duties under the ships security plan.

'Those carrying out personal close protection and/or ship protection duties on ISPS Code compliant ships do not need to hold SSO qualifications unless they are the designated SSO on the vessel in which they are serving. However, as they will be carrying out ships security duties they will have to hold an MCA approved or recognised Certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.'


All seafarers and security personnel who have designated security duties under the Ships Security Plan, including anti-piracy and anti-armed robbery related activities.

Former armed forces personnel looking to move into maritime security who will need this knowledge and certification as a requirement of their position. Also those with a Maritime background looking to work in Ship/Offshore Security.


This course is held at our training facility in Whitby, North Yorkshire. The facility includes a modern, fully equipped training room with comprehensive training equipment. All training aids, equipment and hand-outs will be provided.

An STCW approved certificate (MCA) in Proficiency in Dedicated Security Duties will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

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54 North Maritime Training

54 North Maritime Training, Whitby Mission, Haggersgate
YO21 3PP
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 01947825871
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