Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

  • Length1 Days
  • Pre-requisiteNone

Course Description

This course (MITPMI-747) is intended to provide the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and Section A-VI/6 and Table A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code, as amended.

Prerequisites- None.

Suggested Courses/Skills- Should have TWIC, MMC, or other valid Goverment Identification.

What You Will Learn

  • Knowledge of the current security threats and patterns;
  • Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices;
  • Recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security;
  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures;
  • Crowd management and control techniques;
  • Security related communications;
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans;
  • Operation of security equipment and systems;
  • Testing, calibration and at sea maintenance of security equipment and systems;
  • Inspection, control and monitoring techniques;
  • Methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and ship stores.