Proficiency in Designated Security Duties


10 Hours
Available Modes (Full-Time)


Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) course according to STCW A-VI/6-2 aims to provide the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code, as amended. Those who successfully complete the course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties assigned under the SSP. Competences 1. Identify the current security threats and patterns. 2. Recognize and detect weapons, dangerous substances and devices. 3. Recognize, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security. 4. Identify techniques used to circumvent security measures. 5. Comprehend security-related communications. 6. Comprehend the emergency procedures and contingency plans. 7. Understand the operation of security equipment and systems. 8. Identify the testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems. 9. Recognize the inspection, control, and monitoring techniques. 10. Comprehend the methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and ship stores Entry Criteria Ability to communicate in the medium of instruction (English)


• Officers and Ratings of merchant vessels, Cruise ships crews and Super yacht crews