Security Awareness Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties

General information


The Security Awareness Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties course has been designed to meet the requirements of the STCW Convention 1978, as amended, Table A-VI/6-2.

Course content:

  • Knowledge of current security threaths and patterns;
  • Methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo and ship stores;
  • Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices;  Recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security;
  • Crowd management and control techniques;
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans;
  • Testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems.

Those who succesfully complete this course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties assigned under the SSP.

Contact Person: Bie Van Deun / Mathias Smidt (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

1022 - Safety", "1031 - Maritime security", "1041 - Navigation and seamanship


Venue: Antwerp Maritime Academia
Antwerp, Belgium



270 EUR (including course material, certificate, lunch, coffee and water)


Academic level: Lifelong Learning
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