Part B
Course Outline
SUBJECT AREA Time Allotment (in hours)
Theoretical Demonstration/ Practical Work
1. Course Introduction 0.5 -
2. Maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan    
2.1 International maritime security policy and responsibilities of government, companies and designated persons. 6.0 1.0
2.2 Purpose for and the elements that make up a ship security plan, related procedures and maintenance of records    
2.3 Procedures to be employed in implementing a ship security plan, and reporting of security incidents    
2.4 Maritime security levels and the consequential security measures aboard ship and in the port facility environment     
2.5 Requirements and procedures for conducting internal, audits, on-scene inspections, control and monitoring of security activities specified in a ship security plan    
2.6 Requirements and procedures for reporting to company security officer any deficiencies and non-conformities identified during internal audits, periodic reviews and security inspections.    
2.7 Methods and procedures used to modify the ship security plan    
2.8 Security-related contingency plans and the procedures for responding to security threats or breaches of security    
2.9 Maritime security terms and definitions.    
3. Assess security risk, threat and vulnerability     
3.1 Risk assessment and assessment tools  7.0 1.0
3.2 Security assesssment documentation    
3.3 Techniques used to circumvent security measures    
3.4 Recognition on a non-discrimanatory basis, of personss posing potentials security risks.    
3.5 Weapons, dangerous substances and devices and awareness of the damage they can cause    
3.6 Crowd management and control techniques     
3.7 Sensitive security-related information and security-related communications    
3.8 Implementing and coordinating searches     
3.9 Methods for physical searches and non-instrusive inspections     
Ship Security Officer
4. Undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure that appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained and
4.1 Requirements for designating and monitorig restricted areas  2.0 0.5
4.2 Controlling access to the ship and to restricted areas on board ship     
4.3 Methods for effective monitoring of deck areas and areas surrounding ship     
4.4 Security aspects relating to the handling of cargo and ship's stores with other shipboard personnel and relevant port facility security officers     
4.5 Methods for controlling the embarkation, disembarkation and access  while on board of persons and their effects     
5. Ensure that security equipment and systems, if any, are properly operated tested and calibrated    
5.1 Types of security equipment and systems and systems and their limitations  2.5 0.5
5.2 Procedures, instructions and guidance on the use of ship security alert systems    
5.3 Testing, calibration and maintaining security systems and equipment     
6. Encourage security awareness and vigilance    
6.1 Training, drill and exercise requirements under relevant IMO Circulars 2.5 0.5
6.2 Methods for enhancing security awareness and vigilance on board     
6.3 Methods for assessing the effectiveness of drills and exercises     
Sub-total 20.5 3.5
Total 24.0  
Assessment 1.0 1.0
Note: The number of hours for assessment shall be determined by the Maritime Training    
Institutions (MTIs)