Glasgow College of Nautical Studies

STCW Ships Security Officer

Glasgow College of Nautical Studies
In Glasgow

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This course is for anyone who will carry out the duties of a Shipboard Security Officer on board a merchant navy ship. It conforms with the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code.

If a candidate has some sea time and they wish to obtain an STCW certificate, then they may apply to Seafarers Training Branch, MCA HQ, Southampton, with evidence of their sea service and experience. Each application will be considered on its merit and a dispensation for a portion of the sea time 'may' be issued.

Ex- Marines / RN Staff without any sea-time may be enrolled on the SSO course and a certificate of attendance of SSO course ( none STCW format certificate) may be issued. 

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What you'll learn on the course

Security Officer

Course programme

  • Candidates should have 12 months sea time, STCW basic safety training and a knowledge of ship operations.

  • Candidates without 12 months sea time who have practical experience (ie, RN staff) and wish to join the course can contact the MCA for access.

  • ISPS Code.

  • Threat Awareness.

  • Levels of Security.

  • Declaration of Security.

  • Practical Security Measures to be Taken.

  • Reporting of Security Issues.

  • Search Techniques.

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