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Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (Seattle) (VPDSD-SEA)



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Course Description

This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and Section A-VI/6 and Table A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code, as amended.

What You Will Learn

  • Knowledge of the current security threats and patterns;

  • Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices;

  • Recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security;

  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures;

  • Crowd management and control techniques;

  • Security related communications;

  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans;

  • Operation of security equipment and systems;

  • Testing, calibration and at sea maintenance of security equipment and systems;

  • Inspection, control and monitoring techniques;

  • Methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and ship stores.

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PMI - Seattle, WA


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