Professional Yachtmaster Training

This ISPS Security Officer course combines the theoretical and practical training required to carry out duties as a ship’s or company security officer and complies with international maritime security standards.

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  • ISPS Security Officer (SSO/VSO/CSO) – 3 Days – $950

The ISPS Security Officer course is both MCA and USCG approved and is specifically designed for yacht crew and yacht management companies to implement their security plan.  Also See: Security Awareness with Designated Duties

This course includes an introduction to the background of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), the roles of the company security officer (CSO) and ship/ vessel security officer (SSO/VSO), security requirements and security administration.

The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code is an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (1974/1988) on minimum security arrangements for ships, ports and government agencies. (Wikipedia Description of ISPS Security)

Course Length:

  • 3 Days OR 4 Nights


  • 12  Students (max)


  • 12 months sea service

Course Covers The Following:

  • Security drills
  • Security exercises
  • Ship security assessments and audits
  • Security protection and emergency
  • Crowd management techniques
  • Security protection and emergency
  • Creating ship security plan
  • Implementing Security Plans
  • Ship and port facility security measures
  • Detection of weapons
  • Conducting Physical Searches
  • Using Security Equipment
  • Port/Facility Security Issues
  • The Role of the Security Officer

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