Reference to standard: STCW 1978 as amended. Code A-VI/5. IMO Model course 3.19.


This course is intended to provide knowledge to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer (SSO), as defined in section A/2.1.6 (and section A/12) of the ISPS Code and in section A-VI/5 of the STCW Code, as amended, and in particular the duties and responsibilities with respect to the security of a ship, for implementing and maintaining a Ship Security Plan and for liaising with the Company Security Officer (CSO) and with Port Facility Security Officers (PFSOs). With this revision of the Ship Security Officer course, specific training to address the problem of piracy and armed robbery against ships is emphasized. 

Course content in accordance to the Model course 3.19 and STCW 2010 Code A-VI/5. 

Basic legislature, international and national

Types of Threats – Counter-measures – Function of the crew

Safety equipment & security measures for the different security levels

Significance of the Ship Security Assessment (SSA) and the Ship Security Plan (SSP) as well as inspection tasks for evaluation

Implementation of SSA and SSPs incl. audit requirement

Delegation of tasks to the SSOs and ensuring competence 

Communication between CSO – SSO – PFSO incl. Declaration of Security. 


Course is approved by Estonian Maritime Administration

Accommodation: if you require so, we shall arrange hotel for you. The hotel is high quality 3 star SPA hotel. Hotel fee is 45 EUR per night single room, breakfast included. Transfer to training centre and back to hotel is complimentary.