Security Awareness Training for all Seafarers (Model Course 3.27)

The seminar is intended to provide the awareness required to enable personnel working on board a vessel but without designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to enhance ship security.


By the end of this course, participants will be able to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code A/13.4 and guidance provided in B/13.4), STCW Code section A-VI/6 and table A-VI/6-1, as amended and EU regulation on enhancing ship and port facility security (725/2004).


Our Training For Seafarers Without Designated Security Duties course is prepared according to the requirements included in IMO model course 3.27.


Aims & Objectives
  • Assist you with a thorough understanding of the ISPS Code
  • Help participants become familiar with the basic maritime security
Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course you will have knowledge of:

  • the meaning and the consequential requirements of the different security levels
  • knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans
  • 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
and receive competence to:
  • contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness
  • recognize of security threats
  • understand of the need for and methods of maintaining awareness and vigilance
Who should attend?
  • Personnel involved in maritime security matters coming from shipping companies
  • Internal Auditors
  • Crew involved in security issues on board but not having specific security duties.


Prerequisite skills & knowledge:
  • Basic understanding of SOLAS Ch XI – 2, and STCW is needed.
Available in-house/distant learning? Yes


Relative conventions: SOLAS Chapter XI-2, ISPS code and STCW


Created by: LiberoAssurance Continuous Professional Development Training Centre Level 1 – Accredited by Univab


Port Facility Personnel with Designated Security Duties:
  • Course overview
  • Competence to be achieved
  • Current security threats and patterns
  • Definition
  • Kinds of Security Threats
  • Types of terrorism and Example of maritime terrorism
  • Ship and port operations and conditions
Maritime Security Policy
  • Awareness of relevant international convention, codes and recommendations
  • The ISPS Code's Background
  • International Conventions
  • Initiations of IMO
  • SOLAS 74 Convention/Amendments
  • SOLAS 74- Chapter XI-2
  • Awareness of relevant government legislation and regulations
  • EU legislation
  • Definitions
  • Handling sensitive security related information and communications
Security Responsibilities
  • Contracting Governments
  • Obligations of the Company
  • Obligations of The Ship
  • The port Facility
  • Obligations of the Port Facility
  • Port Facility Security in accordance with the Security levels
  • Ship Security officer
  • Who assign the Ship Security Officer
  • The duties of the ship security officer
  • Company Security Officer
  • Who assign the Company Security Officer
  • The duties of the Company security officer
  • Port Facility Security Officer
  • Who assign the Port Facility Security Officer
  • The duties of the Port Facility Security Officer
  • The Responsibilities of Seafarers with Designated Security Duties
  • Port Facility Personnel with specific security duties
  • Other personnel
Threat Identification, Recognition and Response
  • Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices
  • Classification of Weapons and Dangerous substances
  • Introduction of Explosives
  • Detection and Searching of Weapons and Explosives
  • Restricted Items
  • Recognition on a non-discriminatory basis of persons posing potential security risks
  • Characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security
  • Persons who are likely to threaten security
  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures
  • Techniques used to circumvent
  • Countermeasures
  • Typical Pirate Attacks
Ship Security Actions
  • Actions required by different security levels
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Recommended actions in case of attack
  • Reporting security incidents
  • Definition of Security Incident
  • The procedure of Reporting
Emergency Preparedness, Drills and Exercises
  • Awareness of Contingency planning
  • Security drills and exercises
  • Drills and exercises on board
  • Examples of Drills and Exercises
Exam & Certification
  1. Exam on Security Awareness Training for All Seafarers
  2. “Security Awareness Training for All Seafarers” Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations (available for download)
  • No. of pages: 47
  • No. of Slides: 188


  • Reading lists and resources available in course


Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 22
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrollment duration: 90 days (from the date of purchase)
  • CPD Points: 22
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 0.7


Assessment methods


% contribution to final mark

% Minimum passing grade

Exam on Security Awareness Training for All Seafarers





Upon successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’.


   100% Online course
   CPD Accredited eCertificate – Global acceptance
   Downloadable course material
   E-learning Mobile App
   Enrolment: 3 months
   Flexible schedule
   Language: English

150,00 € each

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