Ship Security Officer (SSO)


Ship Security Officer (SSO)

  • STCW MARINA Accredited
  • IMO Model Course 3.19
  • 24 HOURS

Scope: This course is design toprovide knowledge to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer (SSO), as defined in section A/2.1.6 (and section A/12.1) of the ISPS Code, and particular the duties and responsibilities with respect to the security of a ship, for implementing and maintaining a ship security plan and for liaising with the Company Security Officer (CSO) and with Port Facility Security Officers (PFSOs).

Objective: Those who successfully complete this course should be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities as Ship Security Officer, as defined in section A/12.2 of the ISPS Code, which include: undertaking regular security inspections of the ship; maintaining and supervising the implementation of the Ship Security Plan, coordinating the security aspects of the handling of cargo and ship’s stores with other shipboard personnel and with the relevant Port Facility Security Officers; proposing modifications to the Ship Security Plan; reporting to the Company Security Officer any deficiencies and non-conformities identified during internal audits, periodic reviews, security inspections and verifications of compliance and implementing any corrective actions; enhancing security awareness and vigilance on board.