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This is a four day course for persons designated as the Company Security Officer (CSO of a shipping company. It is  UK MCA approved and recognised worldwide. 

Course Aim:

This UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved training programme provides Company Security Officers and managers with the knowledge and skills to carry out duties as a designated Company Security Officer (CSO) in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

 Who should attend:

 Company management personnel who have been, or are likely to be, appointed as Company Security Officers under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

 Course Content:  

  • Duties and training of a Company Security Officer (CSO)
  • Understanding the ISPS Code
  • Threats to maritime security
  • Security measures required at each security level
  • Ship Security surveys and assessment
  • Planning and monitoring ship security
  • Security training and drills
  • Applying the Declaration of Security
  • Overview of port facility security
  • Dealing with stowaways, piracy and hostage-taking
  • Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices
  • Security equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations. 
 Included in the Course:  
  • All course materials
  • Copy of presentations on flash drive
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • ISPS Code Book
  • Lunch and refreshments. 

Course Duration: 4 days. 

Course Location: On board the historic HQS Wellington in London.  


Please contact Wavetrain’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 1014951 or email us at [email protected] for all course information.


No. of Days: 4
Total Hours: 32
No. of Participants: 10
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