Proficiency in Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties

This course covers the mandatory training requirements for the issue of a Certificate of Proficiency in Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties, as set out in Regulation VI/6, Para 4 & 5, Section A-VI/6, Para 6-8, Table A-VI/6-2 of the STCW 1978 as amended 2010.
On successful completion of this course the participants will acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency required to undertake Designated Security Duties in relation to knowledge of current security threats and patterns, recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices, recognition of persons who are likely to threaten security, techniques used to circumvent security measures, crowd management and control techniques, security related communications, emergency procedures and contingency plans, operation of security equipment and systems, inspection, control and monitoring techniques and methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo and ship’s stores.

Course Intake Limitations

Maximum 30 students per course.


All training and instructions will be delivered by properly qualified lecturers who have the qualifications specified in MSN 25/2016 issued by the Director General of Merchant Shipping, Merchant Shipping Secretariat, Sri Lanka.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

1-2 course per month (as per monthly schedule /on demand)


1 ½ days

Entry Requirements

Participants for this course shall be:

  • Be not less than 18 years at the time of commencement of the training programme

All participants should have a valid medical certificate issued in accordance with STCW Reg. 1/9, Section A-1/9.