middot warning cancel success information linkedin google twitter facebook whatsapp user-stroke rss yacht-silhouette library user ship tel email print share lock spyglass arrow--down arrow--up arrow--left arrow--right coins city yacht warranty pin

Proficiency as Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Cape Town

  • Price: ZAR (R)4,600 (Inc VAT if applicable)

Course Details

  • School Get Onboard
  • Location Cape Town
  • All Dates Please contact us for dates and availability
  • Duration 3 day(s)
  • Accommodation Included No

The Ship Security Officer (SSO) course is a mandatory requirement if you are looking to work in Maritime security sector.

With the ever present threat of piracy and other security related threats, the need for qualified maritime security is in demand worldwide. This is not only related to commercial shipping but includes port facilities and the private sector. Students would have acquired upon completion the skills to Maintain ship security plans, Appreciate security levels, Develop and maintain measures for the control of access to the vessel, Conduct ship security and risk assessments and Implement effective search mechanisms and security control.

On acquiring an STCW certificate of proficiency in Ship security duties, a seafarer will be able to understand The principles and responsibilities of national and international requirements of a Ship Security Officer.

The Ship Security Officer would have acquired the skills to:

maintain ship security plans;

appreciate security levels;

develop and maintain measures for the control of access to the ship;

conduct ship security and risk assessments; and

implement effective search and security mechanism

The Course is 3 days.


The modules include:

Module One: Introduction

Module Two: Maintain and supervise the implementation of a Ship Security Plan

Module Three: Assess security risk, threats and vulnerability

Module Four: Undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure that appropriate security Measures are implemented and maintained

Module Five: Ensure that security equipment and systems are properly in operation, tested, calibrated and operated

Module Six: Encourage security awareness and vigilance

Module Seven: Anti-piracy best management practices (BMP4)

Get Onboard

5 Duncan Road, Foreshore, Cape Town

See location on Google Maps

Claim this Business View School