Joemarine Institute | International Ship and Port Facility
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International Ship and Port Facility

In accordance with Part A Section A-VI/5, A-V1/6-1, A-V1/6-2, of the Standard of Training Certification and Watch keeping (STCW Code) for ship security officers as amended and the ISPS Code and SOLAS convention as amended which established the minimum standard of competence for ship security officers to maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan, assess security risk, threat and vulnerability as well as undertake regular inspections of the ship.

What does the course cover?                                                                                              Trainees will gain knowledge of international maritime security policy and responsibilities of Governments, companies and designated persons, including elements that may relate to piracy and armed robbery, procedures to be employed in implementing a ship security plan and reporting of security incidents as well as knowledge of security-related contingency plans and the procedures for responding to security threats or breaches of security, including provisions for maintaining critical operations of the ship/port interface.   

The course is divided into two categories

Category one (1) ISPS for Ratings; this establishes the requirements for ratings and it is a day’s course. The course covers Maritime Security Policy, Security responsibilities, Threat identification and recognition and response, Ship security actions, Emergency preparedness, drills and exercises on board a ship

Category two (2) ISPS for officers:  

Trainees will gain knowledge of international maritime security policy and possibilities of Governments, companies and designated persons, including elements that may relate to piracy and armed robbery, procedures to be employed in implementing a ship security plan and reporting of security incidents as well as knowledge of security-related contingency plans, risk assessment , security equipment, ship security plan, security administration, security training and the procedures for responding to security threats or breaches of security.

What kind of People takes the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Course?

Persons/people, who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer particularly the duties and responsibilities with respect to the security of a ship/marine craft and/or vessels. 

What will I gain from this qualification?

At the end of this course, all trainees will be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities as Ship Security Officers with the ability to undertake regular security inspections of the ship maintain and supervise Ship Security Plan implementation as well as enhance security awareness and vigilance on board.  

Course delivery: The outcome of this course may be achieved through various methods, including classroom training, in-service training, computer-based training or combinations of both 

Entry qualification:  No formal entry qualification is required but candidates must have a reasonable standard of written English. However, to obtain a Certificate of Proficiency as Ship Security Officer, the trainee shall have obtained approved seagoing services.                               

Course Duration: Two (2) working days.

Career Development.  
Candidates that has attended and obtained or possesses the ISPS rating certificate can progress to obtain the ISPS officer certificate