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Ship Security Officer (STCW Reg. A-VI/5)

Course Description:

The course covers security both onboard the ship and the interface between ship, operating company and port facility. The course commences with an introduction to the background of the International Ship and Port facility Security (ISPS) Code and relevant legislation. During the first day, the course will discuss the company security organization, the roles of SSO, security requirements and security administration. Following an explanation of security drills, security exercises and crowd management techniques, the course considers security protection and emergency preparedness.

Course is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 3.19


There are no specific prerequisites for this course, but those undergoing training should have sufficient knowledge and practical experience of merchant navy operations to enable them to achieve the objectives of the training and be able, if required to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a SSO on completion of the training.
However, the following are required from the trainees;
• Medical Certificate
•Identification Card (ID) or Dischard Book or International Passport
•One (1) recent passport photograph


The course duration is three (3) days


After successful completion of the course and examination, trainee will receive a Ship Security Officer certificate issued under the Authority of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)


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Amuwo Odofin, Lagos


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