Vessel Security Officer (VSO) – San Diego, CA

Mariners attending TRLMI’s Vessel Security Officer Course will be considered to have attained the proficiency required for personnel who are assigned responsibilities as Vessel Security Officer (VSO) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. This course meets the requirements of the STCW Code Chapter VI, Section A-VI/5. A candidate successfully completing this course should be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a designated Vessel Security Officer.

  • Regularly inspecting the vessel to ensure that security measures are maintained;
  • Ensuring maintenance and supervision of the implementation of the Vessel Security Plan (VSP), and any amendments to the VSP;
  • Ensuring the coordination and handling of cargo and vessel stores and bunkers in compliance with this part;
  • Proposing modifications to the VSP to the Company Security Officer (CSO);
  • Ensuring that any problems identified during audits or inspections are reported to the CSO, and promptly implement any corrective actions;
  • Ensuring security awareness and vigilance on board the vessel;
  • Ensuring adequate security training for vessel personnel;
  • Ensuring the reporting and recording of all security incidents;
  • Ensuring the coordinated implementation of the VSP with the CSO and the relevant Facility Security Officer, when applicable;
  • Ensuring security equipment is properly operated, tested, calibrated, and maintained;
  • Ensuring consistency between security requirements and the proper treatment of vessel personnel affected by those requirements; and
  • Ensuring TWIC programs are in place and implemented appropriately
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