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.