For whom

This course is intended for those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer or anyone involved in maritime security


To be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities as Ship Security Officer.

Course outcomes

On completion of the course the participant should, amongst others, be able to:
• Assess security levels
• Conduct ship security and risk assessments
• Understand the principles and responsibilities of national and international requirements
• Maintain ship security plans
• Develop and maintain measures for the control of access to the vessel
• Implement effective search mechanisms and security controls

Teaching methods include lectures, discussions and case studies.



Number of participants

The minimum number of participants is 8 and the maximum is 16.


Nortear Training Academy, Luanda, Angola.


The cost of the course is to be defined once the final duration of the program is determined.

Ship Security Officer (ISPS Code)

Course Duration: 3 Days
Course Certification: Certificate of Completion
Assessment: Written assessment & Practical evaluation
Validity: Not Applicable
STCW Reference: A/2.1.6, A/12.1 and A/12.2

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