Discipline of learning and training activities for seafarers designated to perform security duties.

Course title

Discipline of  learning and training activities for seafarers designated to perform security duties.

Course duration and timing

14 hours, of which not less than three reserved for practical exercises.

Learning outcomes

The training course provides the necessary knowledge to discharge the responsibilities listed in column n.1 of the STCW Code A-VI/6-2 table for seafarers having security duties on board.


1.        Introduction

1.1 Course description;

1.2 Skills to achieve;

1.3 different types of threats to security;

1.4 Ship and port operations and conditions.

2.        Maritime security policy

2.1. Knowledge of the main international conventions, codes and recommendations;

2.2. Knowledge of the principal rules and regulations;

2.3. Definitions;

2.4. Management of sensitive information and security communications.

3.        Responsibilities related to security

3.1. Contracting Governments;

3.2. Recognized security organizations;

3.3. The Company Management ;

3.4. The ship;

3.5. Port facilities;

3.6. Ship Security Officer (SSO);

3.7. company security officer (CSO);

3.8. The port facilities security;

3.9. Seafarers with security duties.

3.10 Port facilities personnel with security duties;

3.11 Other personnel.

4.        Ship security assessment

4.1 Evaluation instruments;

4.2 Security inspection on board.

5.        Security equipments

5.1. Security equipments and systems;

5.2. The operating limits of systems and security equipments;

5.3. Testing, calibration and maintenance of security systems and equipments.

6.       Threat identification and recognition. Actions to be taken in case of threat.

6.1. The recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices;

6.2. methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and ship’s stores;

6.3. The implementation and coordination of research;

6.4. Recognition of characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons who may

Target Group for the Course

Maritime personnel with security duties

Rules and standards

STCW ’95 Code ( and relative amendments) – STCW – ISPS Code -  PNSM, file n. 6 – national and international reference regulations – IMO model course 3.26 2003 – MIT Circular and “MARICOGECAP” (see RGQ archive) – 3/12/2013 Decree.

Maximum number of participants


Course site

Tema Safety & Training S.R.L. Training Centre
Via della Transumanza n. 5/C – 74123 , Taranto – ITALY
Tel. +39.0994725898 Fax +39.0994725690

N. 1,2,3,4,5, on the first floor of the Training Center

Course director

Caterina LA NEVE

Course Deputy Director

Ing. Davide Giuseppe FARILLA

The training materials to support the teaching, audiovisual equipment and reference books are in compliance with the requirements provided for by rules and guidelines of reference.

Teaching staff

PETRERA Rocco – LA FORGIA Saverio – CORMIO Carlo Personale esperto con funzioni di supervisione: LA NEVE Caterina – ANDRENUCCI Romualdo

Board of examiners

The examination committee is chaired by a member of the teachers and the course Director.

Certificate issued

Each student who pass the examination will receive a training certificate compliant with the model reported in Annex B) of the 3/12/2013 Decree. Its details are annotated in the footnote of the certificate required in Decree n.136, July 7th, 2011 , Annex VII, by the competent maritime authority.

If he is in possession of the certificate, mentioned in the article n. 3 of Italian Decree of December 3rd, 2013, seafarer must receive familiarization training before being assigned to security duties. Security familiarization needs to be done by the Ship Security Officer (SSO) or Company Security Officer (CSO) or his Deputy (DCSO) that attest the familiarization has been carried out.


Services included

  • Teaching material for tests and practicals
  • Lunch
  • Insurance coverage
  • Shuttle service to / from Taranto railway station / TST