Ship Security Officer (SSO)
Course Objective

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities as SSO, as defined in relevant section of the ISPS Code and the STCW Code. Typically, they include:

  • Undertaking regular security inspections of the ship; ensure that appropriate measures are taken;
  • Supervising the implementation of the Ship Security Plan;
  • Coordinating the security aspects of passengers and/or the handling of cargo and ship's stores
  • Enhancing security awareness and vigilance on board;
  • Ensuring that adequate training has been provided to shipboard personnel, as appropriate;
  • Ensuring that on board security drills and exercises are conducted as per plan;
  • Reporting all security incidents; and
  • Ensuring that security equipment is properly operated, tested, calibrated and maintained, if any.
Duration
Three days

About the course

This course is approved by the Directorate General (Shipping), Govt. of India. It provides knowledge in communicating and coordinating effectively between ship and shore in matters of assessing ship security, development/implementation of ship security plan, undertaking security inspections, reporting deficiencies, enhancing security awareness and coordinating with security agencies.

Participants

Those attending the SSO course shall have approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months or appropriate seagoing service and knowledge of ship operations; and are likely to be designated as SSO.