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MCAAll ISPS training courses are approved and accredited by the Department of Transport Maritime and Coastguard Agency. For approved courses, please see the tabs below.

The standard of training, certification and watch keeping (STCW) Convention and Code as amended by the Manila amendments (2010) contains new requirements regarding security training.

This training is required by all personnel employed or engaged on board ships to which the ISPS Code applies. These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2012, however, Port State Control Officers have been requested by IMO not to enforce this regulation until 1st July 2015 provided the vessel complies with the ISPS code.

 

The International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code was adopted by the International Maritime Organisation on 12th December 2002 and is applicable to passenger ships, including high speed craft, cargo ships of 500 gross tons and above, mobile offshore drilling units and port facilities serving ships engaged on international voyages.

The ISPS Code was adopted by the European parliament 31st March 2004 and Regulation EC 725/2004 effectively applies the instructions as law across the EU.

The ISPS requirements specify that:

  • All ships shall have a Ship Security Officer (SSO) and
  • All companies shall have a Company Security Officer (CSO).

Subsequently MPS has provide both SSO and CSO to several UK companies which include:

  • Farstadt;
  • Isle of Scilly Steamship;
  • CalMac Ferries Limited;
  • Serco NorthLink Ferries Limited

MPS are approved by the UK Department for Transport to provide training as follows in the tabs below:

Proficiency in security awareness

Security awareness training must be undertaken by all seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on ships which are required to comply with the ISPS Code.

This training/instruction must meet the requirements of Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4 of the amended STCW code. This training leads to the issue of a STCW Certificate of Proficiency. On completion of this training a seafarer will at least be able to:

  • Contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness;
  • Recognise security threats; and
  • Understand the need for, and methods of, maintaining security awareness and vigilance.

This course has been developed by Maritime Protection Solutions Ltd and accredited and approved by the Maritime Coastguard Agency.


Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any requirements you may have:

E: security@marprot.com
T: 01224 945680

Proficiency in designated security duties

Training in designated security duties must be undertaken by seafarers, engaged on ships which are required to comply with the provisions of the ISPS Code, who have designated duties under the ships security plan.

This training/instruction must meet the requirements of Section A-VI paragraphs 6-8 of the amended STCW code. This training leads to the issue of an STCW Certificate of Proficiency. On completion of this training a seafarer will at least be able to:

  • Maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan;
  • Recognise security risk and threats;
  • Undertake regular security inspections; and
  • Properly use security equipment and systems.

This course has been developed by Maritime Protection Solutions Ltd and accredited and approved by the Maritime Coastguard Agency.


Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any requirements you may have:

E: security@marprot.com
T: 01224 945680

Ship Security Officer Course

This course covers the following:

  • Understanding the importance of Ship Security and the roles and responsibilities of organisations and individuals involved in it;
  • Assessing security risks, threats and vulnerabilities to the ship, personnel, cargo and operations;
  • Understanding the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems;
  • Determining the effectiveness of current security arrangements, procedures and equipment, and promoting security awareness on board ship.


Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any requirements you may have:

E: security@marprot.com
T: 01224 945680

Company Security Officer Course

This course covers the following:

  • Understanding of the requirements for ship security and the roles and responsibilities of organisations and individuals involved in it;
  • Assess risks, threats and vulnerabilities to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations;
  • Capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems;
  • Drawing up a Ship Security Plan (SSP) and related regulatory requirements and implementation;
  • How to promote security awareness and vigilance on board ship


Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any requirements you may have:

E: security@marprot.com
T: 01224 945680