Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Designated Security Duties

Applicable International standard(s)

This standard has been developed to meet the requirements of Designated Security Duties as contained in Section A-VI/6, Table A-VI/6-2, Chapter VI of the STCW Code.

Standard of competence (Objectives of the Training)

The training in Designated Security Duties is for all seafarers who are designated to perform security duties, including anti-piracy and anti-armed-robbery-related activities, on seagoing vessels which are required to comply with the requirements of the ISPS Code. The objective of the training is to ensure that the seafarer can perform security duties including, anti-piracy and anti-robbery security duties.

Outcomes of the training

  • Maintain the conditions set out in the ship security plan
  • Recognise security threats and risks
  • Understand the importance of and undertake regular security inspections of the ship, and
  • Maintain and use security equipment and systems found on board the ship

Pre-requisites for entry into the course

The course is open to all persons who intend serving on board seagoing merchant vessels and must be of a minimum age of 16 years or older.

**Weapons are models only**