STC-SA is now accredited with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to facilitate this course at the Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Port Elizabeth

Target Group

Seafarers of all ranks, whether or not they have designated security duties in the Ship Security Plan


  • To provide a general introduction to maritime security and raise awareness of security issues when alongside, at anchor and at sea.
  • Recognition of security threats.
  • To enable all seafarers to meet the minimum standard of competence in security awareness outlined in the ISPS Code and the STCW Convention Table A-VI/6-1 and the IMO Model Course 3.27.


The course covers an overview of the mandatory minimum requirements for security-related training and instruction for seafarers.


  • Introduction to Security
  • Key Threats
  • Plans, Policies and Procedures
  • Communication and Reporting.


  • ABET Literacy
  • Medically fit for sea

Competence in Security Awareness

Course Duration: 1 Day
Course Certification: Certificate of Completion
Assessment: Instructors will assess the candidates through observation and short written exams.
Validity: Not Applicable
STCW Reference: A-VI/6.1
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