Security Training for Seafarers with designated security Duties (STSDSD) (DGS Approved)

The Course

This DG Shipping approved course provides knowledge to seafarers of the subjects in column 1 of table A-VI/6 of STCW convention as amended in 2010. Enables every candidate attending this course to perform onboard designated security duties including anti-piracy and anti-armed robbery exercises.

The Facility

The training institute has spacious classroom with modern teaching aids to facilitate comfortable learning.

The Trainers are all well qualified in their respective subjects.

The course combines theoretical and practical training.

Target Group

All trainees passing out from Pre-Sea Institutes and all shipboard staff who have not undergone Ship Security Officer Course.


2 working days

Course Outline

  1. Knowledge of current security threats and patterns;
  2. Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices;
  3. Recognition of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security.
  4. Techniques used to circumvent security measures;
  5. Crowd management techniques.
  6. Security related communications.
  7. Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans;
  8. Operation of security equipment and systems;
  9. Testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems.
  10. Method of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and ship stores.
  11. Piracy awareness, Piracy attack and release process
  12. Analyze best management practices