Did You Know?

Shipping giant Maersk was forced to replace tens of thousands of servers and computers in the aftermanth of a ransomware attack. The Maersk computer system runs an operation that handles 20% of all world trade; it carries an average of 20,000 containers into ports around the world, every 15 minutes. The attack caused a loss of $250 – $300 million.

The Vessel Security Officer (VSO) course will satisfy the following:

  • training requirements of 33 CFR 104.215(d)(1)(iv), and
  • STCW Code Section A-VI/5 for an STCW endorsement as Vessel Security Officer.

Candidates who successfully complete this course should be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a designated Vessel Security Officer.


Course Curriculum:

  1. Maritime Security Policy
  2.  Security Responsibilities
  3. Ship Security Assessment
  4.  Security equipment and systems
  5.  Ship Security Plan
  6.  Threat Identification, Recognition, and Response
  7.  Ship Security Actions
  8.  Emergency Preparedness, Drills, and Exercises
  9.  Security Administration
  10.  Security Training

  11. The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

    • Flexible course enrollment

    • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts

    • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers

    • USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion