MCA approved Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)

Classroom and Online Proficiency in designated security duties - MCA & RMI Approved - PDSD

Classroom and Online Proficiency in designated security duties - MCA & RMI Approved - PDSD
Classroom and Online Proficiency in designated security duties - MCA & RMI Approved - PDSD
Classroom and Online Proficiency in designated security duties - MCA & RMI Approved - PDSD
Glasgow Martime Academy delivers the ship security officers course every alternate week

Course Duration: 1 days
Course dates: See Below or Click here. If you need any last minute slots please contact us on our phone number.
Course Fee: £ 300 /-
Course Eligibility: There is no minimum requirement to attend but it is advisable that you possess an understanding of ships operations but this is not mandatory. Some sea time would be advantageous

Course Description

The Proficiency in Designated Security Duties training meets with the requirements of Section A-VI paragraphs 6-8 of the amended STCW code. This training is required by all personnel employed or engaged onboard ships to which the ISPS Code applies who have designated duties under the ships security plan. These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2012, however, Port State Control Officers have been requested by IMO not to enforce this regulation until 1 January 2014 provided that the vessel otherwise complies with the ISPS code (see IMO circulars STCW Circ.7/16 and STCW Circ.7/17). This training leads to the issue of an STCW Certificate of Proficiency. This course is also mandatory for armed security or unarmed security team member as part of a Maritime Security Team. This training need only be completed once in the seafarers career, there is no requirement for refreshment or revalidation.

Course Content
  1. Background to the international maritime security framework
  2. Ship security arrangements
  3. Performance of ship security duties
  4. Security contingencies and response
  5. Training and drills requirements under ISPS code
  6. M notices pertaining to security by MCA
  7. RMI specific security requirements

Students will become proficient in:

  • Maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan
  • Recognise security risk and threats
  • Undertake regular security inspections; and
  • Properly use security equipment and systems.
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    Confirmed DatesAvailabilityConfirmed DatesAvailability
    05.06.2020yes14.09.2020yes
    08.06.2020yes28.09.2020yes
    22.06.2020yes12.10.2020yes
    06.07.2020yes26.10.2020yes
    20.07.2020yes09.11.2020yes
    03.08.2020yes23.11.2020yes
    17.08.2020yes07.12.2020yes
    31.08.2020yes

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