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STCW Ship Security Officer

Ship Security Officer Training - © Mediacoop 2014

Course Info

Duration 3 Days (24 hours)
Accreditation by Transport Malta

Course Description

The STCW Ship Security Officer training course addresses both accident prevention and accident investigation. It is designed to give a deep outlook of the security procedures implemented onboard ships and the ever growing awareness of security threats posed to the shipping industry that are dealt with in having adequately trained crew, including personnel directly involved with the day to day running of a ship in port. This is in compliance with the requirements of A-VI/5 of the STCW code.


A minimum of 12 months of sea time

Class Limitations

The Class Size is limited to twelve persons.


The Ship Security Officer training course will be delivered by experienced lecturers at MaritimeMT.


MaritimeMT will issue Transport Malta approved Certificate on the merit of full attendance and written assessment.

Course Structure

The aims of the course are to ensure that the delegates will:

  • Understand the duties of the Ship Security Officer (SSO)
  • Have considered the legal framework for safety
  • Understand the relationship between the ISM code, Safety Management onboard ship
  • Have an overview of the ISM code
  • Have considered the causes of accidents
  • Understand the process and limitations of risk assessment
  • Have considered the accident investigation process
  • Understand the importance of appropriate interviewing technique
  • Have considered factors influencing the effectiveness of safety committee meetings