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:
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.
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.