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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.

Each ship must have its designated and trained Security officer.

Candidates who satisfactorily completes the Vessel Security Officer course will satisfy:

  • The 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.
  • This syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Code as amended Chapter VI, Section A-VI/5

Candidates who successfully complete this course should be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a designated Vessel Security Officer as defined in 33 CFR Part 104.

Course Curriculum:

  • Maritime Security Policy
  • Security Responsibilities
  • Ship Security Assessment
  • Security equipment and systems
  • Vessel Security Plan
  • Threat Identification, Recognition, and Response
  • Vessel Security Actions
  • Emergency Preparedness, Drills, and Exercises
  • Security Administration
  • Security Training

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