Course details

Prerequisites:

None

Duration:

8 Hours

Cost:

£178.80 (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

Location:

South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall  Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA

Please note that this course can also be delivered onboard within the UK and abroad.

What is the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties Course?

Our Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) course is set out by the STCW and  Manila amendments 2010 that contain new requirements regarding security training. this course supersedes the Proficiency in Security Awareness

In fact these regulations came into force 1 January 2014 yet many crew members are still not compliant and therefore render the vessel open to being detained by port state control. Training must be undertaken by all seafarers and security personnel who have designated duties under the Ships Security Plan (SSP).

Furthermore all of our training is carried out by instructors with the highest level of maritime security experience so when you come to us for maritime security training of any kind you can be sure you are getting the best in the industry.

 Course Conent

  • Maintain the conditions set out in a Ship Security Plan (SSP)
  • Recognise security risk and threats
  • Undertake regular security inspections
  • Properly use security equipment and systems
  • ISPS Code Overview
  • Relevant Codes, International Conventions & Recommendations
  • The Ship Security Plan
  • Ship Security Levels
  • Ship Security Assessment
  • Performance of Security Duties
  • Security Contingencies & Responses
  • Bomb & IED Threats Explained
  • Stowaways and Refugees
  • Maritime Piracy

There is a wide range of local accommodation, some of which are within walking distance of the training centre to suit everyone’s budget.

Do I need to complete security training to work at sea?

Yes. As part of the Manilla amendments 2010 all seafarers are required to complete security training. The level of training depends on their specific role.

Which course do I need to complete?

(PSA) Proficiency in Security Awareness: Must be undertaken by ALL above not holding a
Designated Security duty on board. This includes Stewards, galley staff, entertainment staff, Pilots, etc.

(PDSD) Proficiency in Designated Security Duties: Must be undertaken by any crew who have designated duties under the Ship Security Plan. Gangway watches, stowaway searches, baggage searches, etc..