Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) – OCC Newport Beach, CA

Mariners that successfully complete TRLMI’s Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 12.625(a)(1) and STCW Table A-VI/6-2 for an STCW endorsement as Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties.

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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