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Old 07 January 2014, 12:02   #1
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New quals for Superyachts - apparently!

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Security training and certification for the shipping industry is now high on the agenda as the STCW Convention and Code as amended by the Manila amendments (2010) contains new requirements regarding security, which is required by all personnel employed or engaged in any capacity on board ships to which the ISPS code applies. These regulations came into force in January 2012 and will be enforced by Port State Control from 1 January 2014.

The MCA have stated the following for those : - All seafarers with designated security duties within the ship security plan will be required to hold a "Proficiency in Designated Security Duties" (PDSD) certificate - (1 day training) - All seafarers who do not have specific security-related duties on board are required to hold a "Proficiency in Security Awareness" (PSA) certificate - (half day training) So what does this mean?

For those currently working in the superyacht industry with an MCA Ships Security Officer (SSO) qualification you do not need to do anything - as you are already covered.
For those currently working or seeking work in the superyacht industry (without SSO) on an ISPS compliant vessel you will need a minimum of the PSA qualification (as of the 1/1/14).
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Old 07 January 2014, 14:30   #2
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Security training and certification for the shipping industry is now high on the agenda as the STCW Convention and Code as amended by the Manila amendments (2010) contains new requirements regarding security, which is required by all personnel employed or engaged in any capacity on board ships to which the ISPS code applies. These regulations came into force in January 2012 and will be enforced by Port State Control from 1 January 2014.

The MCA have stated the following for those : - All seafarers with designated security duties within the ship security plan will be required to hold a "Proficiency in Designated Security Duties" (PDSD) certificate - (1 day training) - All seafarers who do not have specific security-related duties on board are required to hold a "Proficiency in Security Awareness" (PSA) certificate - (half day training) So what does this mean?

For those currently working in the superyacht industry with an MCA Ships Security Officer (SSO) qualification you do not need to do anything - as you are already covered.
For those currently working or seeking work in the superyacht industry (without SSO) on an ISPS compliant vessel you will need a minimum of the PSA qualification (as of the 1/1/14).
I recently did an advanced fire course at Warsash - two thirds of the course was taken up by these dodgy military types who were security detail from ships going round the Horn of Africa / Red Sea. (They all have to have these MCA requirements now). Pretty boring lot actually, all moody and secretive types - would be very circumspect in pinching any of their pints in a pub however.

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