Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) – Alameda, CA

Mariners that successfully complete TRLMI’s Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VSPSD) course will satisfy the requirements for security-related training, Paragraph 6-8 of Section A-VI/6 and Table A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code as amended.

This VPDSD maritime security course is for all seafarers that have security duties as part of assigned billet. The course will include the following subjects:

  • Knowledge of current security threats and patterns
  • Recognition and detection of dangerous substances and devices
  • Recognition of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security
  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures
  • Crowd management and control techniques
  • Security-related communications
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans
  • Operation of security equipment and systems
  • Testing, calibration, and maintenance of security equipment and systems, both ashore and at sea
  • Inspection, control, and monitoring techniques

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