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STCW Security Awareness training for all seafarers (SA).


The STCW Security Awareness course is designed for seafarers employed or employed in any capacity aboard a ship complying with the provisions of ISPS. Seafarers of all ranks, who do not have designated security duties as described in the ship security plan, must have completed the STCW Situational Awareness (SA) course before sailing. Excludes the Ship Security Officer (SSO) and shipboard personnel charged with specific security duties (Designated Security Duties) and certified as such.

The Situational Awareness course is designed to train all seafarers in security procedures and identifying maritime security (ISPS) hazards.

The course concludes with an exam.

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to recognize hazards in the area of ISPS (a “Security Awareness” developed).

Course content
Report security incident, including piracy or armed threat or robbery;
Knowledge of procedures to follow if a security threat is detected;
Able to act in security related emergencies and knowledge of ship security plans.

Course duration
One part of the day

Proficiency in Security Awareness, STCW reg. VI/6, section A-VI/6, Table A-VI/6-1.