Ship Security Awareness Training and Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (SSAT-SDSD)


This model course is intended to provide the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties with security awareness training 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 will successfully complete this course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties assigned under the SSP. This knowledge shall include, but are not limited to:

  1. Knowledge of current security threats and patterns;
  2. Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices;
  3. Recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security;
  4. Techniques used to circumvent security measures;
  5. Crowd management and control techniques;
  6. Security related communications;
  7. Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans;
  8. Operation of security equipment and systems;
  9. Testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems;
  10. Inspection, control and monitoring techniques; and
  11. Methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo and ship stores.

It is assumed that those attending this course will be serving seafarers or other shipboard personnel and are likely to have designated security duties with security awareness training in connection with the Ship Security Plan.

Code No. of Days Room Starting Day
 SDSD 1  806 Friday