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

Must be undertaken by seafarers engaged on ships which are required to comply with the provisions of the ISPS Code, which have designated duties under the ship security plan.


This learning opportunity is designed for the training of all Seafarers’ onboard ships to which the ISPS code applies must carry the DSD certificate. In addition to the onboard security training, this is mandatory for ship personnel responsible for ship security, new security trainings have been made compulsory for all personnel employed or engaged on board ships.


On acquiring an STCW certificate of proficiency in designated
security duties, a seafarer will be able to:

• Maintain the conditions set out in the ship security plan;
• Recognize security risk and threats;
• Undertake regular security inspection; and
• Properly use security equipment and systems


Module One: Maintain conditions set out in a Ship Security Plan
Module Two: Recognition of Security Risk and Threats
Module Three: Undertake Regular Security Inspections of the ship
Module Four: Proper usage of Security equipment and Systems.


Medically fit for sea


Designated Security Duties

Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Certification: Certificate of Completion
Assessment: Written assessment & Practical evaluation
Validity: Not Applicable
STCW Reference: A-VI/6.2
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