Training

As the world’s longest established maritime security company, MUSC has the unique position of being the only commercial company consulted by the IMO when developing the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and the associated IMO model courses. Since then MUSC has trained over 12,000 people worldwide and has been the preferred training provider for numerous Governments, Classification Societies, shipping  and multinational oil & gas companies,  port operators and many law enforcement agencies.

Our courses are delivered by some of the industry’s leading consultants who are still active in the field and have extensive experience of current legislation and best practices relevant to the maritime sector. 

Although specialising in matters of maritime security,  we also offer a range of courses related to maritime safety and administration, only some of which are highlighted below. If your training needs are not accounted for here then our team at training@mandusc.com will be pleased to arrange a consultation to discuss your requirements and demonstrate our solutions.

Our Courses

Course dates: (All PFSO courses run Tuesday to Thursday)

05th – 07th    June 2018

03rd – 05th    July 2018

25th – 27th    Sept 2018

04th – 06th    Dec 2018

Course aims:

To familiarise delegates with all aspects of the International Ship & Port Facility Code and best practices in implementing security within a Port Facility.

 Who should attend?

  • Persons nominated as a PFSO or Deputy PFSO.
  • Port Management.
  • Security Supervisors
  • ISPS Auditors
  • Law Enforcement Agencies

Course Content

  • Duties of a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)
  • Understanding the ISPS Code
  • Threats to maritime security
  • Security measures required at each security level
  • Port Facility Security Surveys and Assessment
  • Facility Security Planning
  • Monitoring the Facility
  • Security training and drills
  • Applying the Declaration of Security
  • Overview of port and ship 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 a flashdrive
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • Hard Copy ISPS Code Book
  • Lunch and refreshments

Course Duration: 3 days 

Course Location(s): 

On board the historic HQS Wellington in London.  We also deliver corporate courses at the client’s own venue of choice throughout the UK and worldwide, including Africa and the Middle East.

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951 / +971(0)7 206 9700 or email us at training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course dates:

 

13th – 15th  November 2018

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. 

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951/ +971(0)7 206 9700 or email us at training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim:

This UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency approved training programme provides ship’s personnel with the knowledge and skills to carry out their duties), in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code.

Who should attend?

All personnel who have been, or are likely to have Designated Security Duties in the maritime industry under the ISPS Code require to complete this course.

The Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) course is also mandatory for both armed and unarmed Maritime Security Officers (MSOs) carrying out duties as part of a vessel protection team. – Please email: training@mandusc.com for more information or you can call us on +44 (0) 207 101 4951)

Course Content:

  • Understanding the ISPS Code
  • Current maritime security threats
  • Security measures required at each security level
  • Circumventing security measures
  • Monitoring ship security
  • Searching
  • Security training and drills
  • Profiling
  • Dealing with stowaways, piracy and hostage-taking
  • Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices
  • Security equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations

Course Duration: 

1 Day

Course Location: 

On board the historic HQS Wellington in London.

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951/ +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course dates: 

24th – 26th    April 2018

Course Aim:

This UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) accredited training programme provides ship’s officers with the knowledge and skills to carry out their duties as a designated Ship Security Officer (SSO) in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code.

Compliance

The MUSC SSO course is accredited by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency and, as such, is recognised by every Maritime Administration in the world.  It includes the 2010 Manila Amendments and conforms to Regulation VI/5, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/5, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended, and incorporates Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) and Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) as laid down in Regulation VI/6 and Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Convention and Code.

Who should attend?

Ship’s officers who have been, or are likely to be, appointed as Ship Security Officers under the ISPS Code.

Course Prerequisites

A minimum of 12 months seagoing service on vessels over 80gt or 24M is required to qualify for an STCW compliant SSO Certificate. SSO Delegates without the pre-course experience will receive an endorsed certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) which can be upgraded to an SSO qualification free of charge once evidence is obtained that the minimum sea going requirement has been reached.

Course Content

  • Duties of a Ship Security Officer (SSO)
  • Understanding the ISPS Code
  • Current maritime security threats
  • Ship Security surveys and assessment
  • Ship Security Plan
  • Security measures required at each security level
  • Techniques to circumvent security
  • Piracy and vessel hardening
  • Dealing with stowaways.
  • Searching
  • Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices
  • Monitoring ship security
  • Information and Cyber Security
  • Security training and drills
  • Overview of port facility security
  • Security Administration
  • Security equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations

Course Duration

3 days 

Course Location

On board HQS Wellington in London

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951/ +971(0)7 206 9700 or email us at training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim: 

This course provides all port facility personnel with knowledge of security related matters as required in the ISPS (International Ship & Port Facility Security) Code.

Who should attend? 

Any person working in the port area who needs to be aware of the ISPS Code and its effects on performing their daily tasks and duties.  

Course Content:

  • Requirements of different security levels

  • How to identify IEDs, weapons, dangerous substances and devices

  • Recognition behavioural patterns of persons likely to threaten security

  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures

  • Information Security

  • Security Equipment

  • Search Techniques

Included in the Course: 

  • All course materials

  • Copy of presentations on flash drive

  • Course certificate

  • Lunch and refreshments

Course Duration: 1 day

Location:

 

On board the historic HQS Wellington in London.  We also deliver corporate courses at the client’s own venue of choice throughout the UK and worldwide, including Africa and the Middle East

 Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951 / +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim: 

This course provides all port facility personnel with knowledge of security related matters as required in the ISPS (International Ship & Port Facility Security) Code.

Who should attend? 

Any person working in the port area who needs to be aware of the ISPS Code and its effects on performing their daily tasks and duties.  

Course Content:

  • Requirements of different security levels

  • How to identify IEDs, weapons, dangerous substances and devices

  • Recognition behavioural patterns of persons likely to threaten security

  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures

  • Information Security

  • Security Equipment

  • Search Techniques

Included in the Course. 

  • All course materials

  • Copy of presentations on flash drive

  • Course certificate

  • Lunch and refreshments

Course Duration: 

1 day

Location:

On board the historic HQS Wellington in London.  We also deliver corporate courses at the client’s own venue of choice throughout the UK and worldwide, including Africa and the Middle East

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951 / +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim:

This training programme provides security officers with the knowledge and skills to carry out their duties as designated Port Security Officers in accordance with EU Regulation 725/2004, EU Directive 65/2005 and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

This course covers:

  • Implementation and maintenance of a Port Security Plan

  • Managing and monitoring port security systems and processes

  • Training and motivating PFSO’s and port personnel in the performance of security related duties

Who should attend? 

Security officers who have been, or are likely to be, appointed as Port Security Officer meeting the requirements of EU Regulation 65/2005 and EU Directive 65/2005.  Please email training@mandusc.com for more information.

Course Content

  • Duties of a PSO, PFSO and SSO

  • Understanding the ISPS Code

  • Understanding EU legislation on port security

  • Security measures which may need to be addressed at each Security Level

  • Port Facility security surveys and assessment

  • Port & facility security planning

  • Monitoring the port and facility

  • Security training and drills

  • Applying the Declaration of Security

  • Overview of port and ship security

  • Profiling of stakeholders with interests in the vessel

  • Dealing with stowaways, piracy and hostage-taking

  • Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices

  • Security equipment and systems, their operational limitations

Included in the Course:

  • All course materials

  • Copy of presentations on flash drive

  • Internationally recognised certificate

  • Hard copy ISPS code

  • Lunch and refreshments

Course Duration: 

4 days 

Course Location(s): 

London or at a client’s location

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951/ +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

MUSC has been called upon by a selection of flag states (including the two largest) to produce a series of bespoke counter piracy training days for their clients. 

These have been delivered across the globe to great effect. 

Every client has a different level of company knowledge, and therefore differing needs.  MUSC can produce a training package which can effectively train your personnel

Location:

On board the historic HQS Wellington in London.  We also deliver corporate courses at the client’s own venue of choice, worldwide.

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951/ +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim:

This course informs both new and existing Maritime Security Officers (MSO) of their duties and responsibilities in their role.

Who should attend?  

New entrants to the security industry, those already working as MSO’s who have not received formal training in the ISPS Code, as well as Supervisors and Team/Shift Leaders.   MSOs will also need to be qualified to PDSD level.

Course Content

  • Responsibilities of a Maritime Security Liaison Officer (MSLO)

  • Developing the skills of an MSLO

  • Understanding the ISPS Code

  • Information Security

  • Working with Port Facility Security Officers

  • Recognising criminal and terrorist threats

  • Identifying and applying the correct security levels

  • Search procedures and plans

  • Identification of weapons and improvised explosive devices

  • Emergencies, procedures and actions

  • Security Equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations

  • Health & Safety

  • Reporting and communication

  • Basic Navigation

  • Basic AIS

  • Basic Radar

Included in the Course

  • All course materials

  • Copy of presentations on flash drive

Course Duration: 

2 days 

Course Location(s): 

London or at a client’s location

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951 / +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim:

To familiarise personnel with the basics of ISM.

Who should attend?  

Persons who are new to the maritime industry.

Course Content:

  • To familiarise delegates with the ISM Code.
  • To identify the methodology used in in safety and risk management
  • To understand the context of the ISM Code within Maritime Law.

Course Duration:  

1 Day

Course Location: 

London

Course Aim:

To familiarise delegates with the requirements of the MARPOL convention and associated best practices.

Who should attend?

  • DPA,
  • Ship owners/Managers:
  • Superintendents,
  • All ship’s officers
  • Internal Auditors, 

Course Content

  • Application and requirements of MARPOL
  • Discharge of ship-generated waste within and outside of Special Areas
  • Definitions, examples and quantities of ship-generated waste streams
  • Management of shipboard generated waste.
  • Requirements for ship surveys and certification
    • Requirements for port reception facilities 
    • Management plans and record-keeping.

 Course Duration:

1 or 2 days

Course Location:

London

Course Aim:

To assist personnel to conduct ship audits with a view to minimising deficiencies, detentions and costly delays to vessels due to port State control inspections.

Who should attend:

  • Port State control officers
  • Ship managers,
  • DPA/CSO
  • Superintendents,
  • Senior ship’s officers.

 Course Content:

  • Introduction to PSC.
  • International Conventions & MoUs
  • Documentation & Certification
  • Inspection methodology
  • ISM, & ISPS
  • Specific Vessels, (I.E. Tankers, Passenger Ships, etc.)
  • Deficiencies & Detentions

Course Duration:

1 day

Course Location:

London

To provide industry professionals with an understanding of the requirements of Ballast Water Management.

Who should attend?

  • Ship’s Officers
  • Port State Control Officers
  • Terminal operators and managers
  • Flag Administration surveyors and inspectors
  • Maritime Lawyers

Course Content:

  • Introduction to the Ballast Water Management Convention.
  • Compliance with ballast water management legislation
  • Operational limitations of BWM treatment technologies
  • Alternative compliance options
  • Retrofitting ballast water treatment systems
  • Port state control inspections of BWM systems

Course Duration:

1 or 2 Day (Dependant on Level Required).

Course Location:

London

Course Aim:

To familiarise managers with the legislation and best practice associated with managing the environment.

Who should attend:

All with an interest in managing issues affecting the environment.

Course Content:

  • Interacting with the environment
  • Resource efficiency
  • Climate change and its effect on business
  • Pollutants generated by business
  • Environmental legislation and the role of regulators
  • Risks associated with pollution and non-compliance with legislation
  • Improving resource efficiency
  • Benefits of environmental management systems

Course Duration:

1 day

Course Location:  

London

Course Aim:

To familiarise delegates with the principles and methodology involved in investigating a marine casualty. 

Who should attend?

  • Harbour masters,
  • Port safety officers
  • Marine managers
  • VTS managers
  • Marine superintendents

Course Content:

  • Why accidents occur
  • the essential importance of a safety investigation
  • Recognising and avoiding bias during an investigation
  • Collecting human factor evidence
  • Using an accident analysis tool
  • how to form effective safety recommendations
  • Content and structure of an investigation report

Course Duration:

1, 2 or 3 Day Dependant on Level Required

Course Location:

London

Course Aim:

To understand and apply best practice when investigating a crime scene on   board a vessel..

Who should attend?

SSOs and other Ship’s officers that may be responsible managing a crime scene.

Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Case assessment
  • Information requirements
  • Health and safety
  • Assessment at the scene
  • Undertaking the scene examination
  • Scene preservation
  • Searching the crime scene
  • Recording the crime scene
  • Recovery of forensic evidence from the crime scene
  • Preservation and packaging.
  • Labelling and documentation
  • Transport
  • Review scene findings and order further examinations
  • Reporting Findings

Course Duration:

1 or two days depending on level required.

Course Location:

London

Course dates: (All PFSO courses run Tuesday to Thursday)

Course dates: (All PFSO courses run Tuesday to Thursday)

05th – 07th    June 2018

03rd – 05th    July 2018

25th – 27th    Sept 2018

04th – 06th    Dec 2018

Course aims:

To familiarise delegates with all aspects of the International Ship & Port Facility Code and best practices in implementing security within a Port Facility.

 Who should attend?

  • Persons nominated as a PFSO or Deputy PFSO.
  • Port Management.
  • Security Supervisors
  • ISPS Auditors
  • Law Enforcement Agencies

Course Content

  • Duties of a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)
  • Understanding the ISPS Code
  • Threats to maritime security
  • Security measures required at each security level
  • Port Facility Security Surveys and Assessment
  • Facility Security Planning
  • Monitoring the Facility
  • Security training and drills
  • Applying the Declaration of Security
  • Overview of port and ship 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 a flashdrive
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • Hard Copy ISPS Code Book
  • Lunch and refreshments

Course Duration: 3 days 

Course Location(s): 

On board the historic HQS Wellington in London.  We also deliver corporate courses at the client’s own venue of choice throughout the UK and worldwide, including Africa and the Middle East.

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951 / +971(0)7 206 9700 or email us at training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course dates:

 

13th – 15th  November 2018

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. 

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951/ +971(0)7 206 9700 or email us at training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim:

This UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency approved training programme provides ship’s personnel with the knowledge and skills to carry out their duties), in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code.

Who should attend?

All personnel who have been, or are likely to have Designated Security Duties in the maritime industry under the ISPS Code require to complete this course.

The Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) course is also mandatory for both armed and unarmed Maritime Security Officers (MSOs) carrying out duties as part of a vessel protection team. – Please email: training@mandusc.com for more information or you can call us on +44 (0) 207 101 4951)

Course Content:

  • Understanding the ISPS Code
  • Current maritime security threats
  • Security measures required at each security level
  • Circumventing security measures
  • Monitoring ship security
  • Searching
  • Security training and drills
  • Profiling
  • Dealing with stowaways, piracy and hostage-taking
  • Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices
  • Security equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations

Course Duration: 

1 Day

Course Location: 

On board the historic HQS Wellington in London.

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951/ +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course dates: 

24th – 26th    April 2018

Course Aim:

This UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) accredited training programme provides ship’s officers with the knowledge and skills to carry out their duties as a designated Ship Security Officer (SSO) in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code.

Compliance

The MUSC SSO course is accredited by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency and, as such, is recognised by every Maritime Administration in the world.  It includes the 2010 Manila Amendments and conforms to Regulation VI/5, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/5, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended, and incorporates Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) and Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) as laid down in Regulation VI/6 and Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Convention and Code.

Who should attend?

Ship’s officers who have been, or are likely to be, appointed as Ship Security Officers under the ISPS Code.

Course Prerequisites

A minimum of 12 months seagoing service on vessels over 80gt or 24M is required to qualify for an STCW compliant SSO Certificate. SSO Delegates without the pre-course experience will receive an endorsed certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) which can be upgraded to an SSO qualification free of charge once evidence is obtained that the minimum sea going requirement has been reached.

Course Content

  • Duties of a Ship Security Officer (SSO)
  • Understanding the ISPS Code
  • Current maritime security threats
  • Ship Security surveys and assessment
  • Ship Security Plan
  • Security measures required at each security level
  • Techniques to circumvent security
  • Piracy and vessel hardening
  • Dealing with stowaways.
  • Searching
  • Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices
  • Monitoring ship security
  • Information and Cyber Security
  • Security training and drills
  • Overview of port facility security
  • Security Administration
  • Security equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations

Course Duration

3 days 

Course Location

On board HQS Wellington in London

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951/ +971(0)7 206 9700 or email us at training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim: 

This course provides all port facility personnel with knowledge of security related matters as required in the ISPS (International Ship & Port Facility Security) Code.

Who should attend? 

Any person working in the port area who needs to be aware of the ISPS Code and its effects on performing their daily tasks and duties.  

Course Content:

  • Requirements of different security levels

  • How to identify IEDs, weapons, dangerous substances and devices

  • Recognition behavioural patterns of persons likely to threaten security

  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures

  • Information Security

  • Security Equipment

  • Search Techniques

Included in the Course: 

  • All course materials

  • Copy of presentations on flash drive

  • Course certificate

  • Lunch and refreshments

Course Duration: 1 day

Location:

 

On board the historic HQS Wellington in London.  We also deliver corporate courses at the client’s own venue of choice throughout the UK and worldwide, including Africa and the Middle East

 Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951 / +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim: 

This course provides all port facility personnel with knowledge of security related matters as required in the ISPS (International Ship & Port Facility Security) Code.

Who should attend? 

Any person working in the port area who needs to be aware of the ISPS Code and its effects on performing their daily tasks and duties.  

Course Content:

  • Requirements of different security levels

  • How to identify IEDs, weapons, dangerous substances and devices

  • Recognition behavioural patterns of persons likely to threaten security

  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures

  • Information Security

  • Security Equipment

  • Search Techniques

Included in the Course. 

  • All course materials

  • Copy of presentations on flash drive

  • Course certificate

  • Lunch and refreshments

Course Duration: 

1 day

Location:

On board the historic HQS Wellington in London.  We also deliver corporate courses at the client’s own venue of choice throughout the UK and worldwide, including Africa and the Middle East

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951 / +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim:

This training programme provides security officers with the knowledge and skills to carry out their duties as designated Port Security Officers in accordance with EU Regulation 725/2004, EU Directive 65/2005 and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

This course covers:

  • Implementation and maintenance of a Port Security Plan

  • Managing and monitoring port security systems and processes

  • Training and motivating PFSO’s and port personnel in the performance of security related duties

Who should attend? 

Security officers who have been, or are likely to be, appointed as Port Security Officer meeting the requirements of EU Regulation 65/2005 and EU Directive 65/2005.  Please email training@mandusc.com for more information.

Course Content

  • Duties of a PSO, PFSO and SSO

  • Understanding the ISPS Code

  • Understanding EU legislation on port security

  • Security measures which may need to be addressed at each Security Level

  • Port Facility security surveys and assessment

  • Port & facility security planning

  • Monitoring the port and facility

  • Security training and drills

  • Applying the Declaration of Security

  • Overview of port and ship security

  • Profiling of stakeholders with interests in the vessel

  • Dealing with stowaways, piracy and hostage-taking

  • Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices

  • Security equipment and systems, their operational limitations

Included in the Course:

  • All course materials

  • Copy of presentations on flash drive

  • Internationally recognised certificate

  • Hard copy ISPS code

  • Lunch and refreshments

Course Duration: 

4 days 

Course Location(s): 

London or at a client’s location

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951/ +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

MUSC has been called upon by a selection of flag states (including the two largest) to produce a series of bespoke counter piracy training days for their clients. 

These have been delivered across the globe to great effect. 

Every client has a different level of company knowledge, and therefore differing needs.  MUSC can produce a training package which can effectively train your personnel

Location:

On board the historic HQS Wellington in London.  We also deliver corporate courses at the client’s own venue of choice, worldwide.

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951/ +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim:

This course informs both new and existing Maritime Security Officers (MSO) of their duties and responsibilities in their role.

Who should attend?  

New entrants to the security industry, those already working as MSO’s who have not received formal training in the ISPS Code, as well as Supervisors and Team/Shift Leaders.   MSOs will also need to be qualified to PDSD level.

Course Content

  • Responsibilities of a Maritime Security Liaison Officer (MSLO)

  • Developing the skills of an MSLO

  • Understanding the ISPS Code

  • Information Security

  • Working with Port Facility Security Officers

  • Recognising criminal and terrorist threats

  • Identifying and applying the correct security levels

  • Search procedures and plans

  • Identification of weapons and improvised explosive devices

  • Emergencies, procedures and actions

  • Security Equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations

  • Health & Safety

  • Reporting and communication

  • Basic Navigation

  • Basic AIS

  • Basic Radar

Included in the Course

  • All course materials

  • Copy of presentations on flash drive

Course Duration: 

2 days 

Course Location(s): 

London or at a client’s location

Booking:

Please contact MUSC’s Training Department on either +44 (0) 207 101 4951 / +971(0)7 206 9700 or email training@mandusc.com for all course information.

Course Aim:

To familiarise personnel with the basics of ISM.

Who should attend?  

Persons who are new to the maritime industry.

Course Content:

  • To familiarise delegates with the ISM Code.
  • To identify the methodology used in in safety and risk management
  • To understand the context of the ISM Code within Maritime Law.

Course Duration:  

1 Day

Course Location: 

London

Course Aim:

To familiarise delegates with the requirements of the MARPOL convention and associated best practices.

Who should attend?

  • DPA,
  • Ship owners/Managers:
  • Superintendents,
  • All ship’s officers
  • Internal Auditors, 

Course Content

  • Application and requirements of MARPOL
  • Discharge of ship-generated waste within and outside of Special Areas
  • Definitions, examples and quantities of ship-generated waste streams
  • Management of shipboard generated waste.
  • Requirements for ship surveys and certification
    • Requirements for port reception facilities 
    • Management plans and record-keeping.

 Course Duration:

1 or 2 days

Course Location:

London

Course Aim:

To assist personnel to conduct ship audits with a view to minimising deficiencies, detentions and costly delays to vessels due to port State control inspections.

Who should attend:

  • Port State control officers
  • Ship managers,
  • DPA/CSO
  • Superintendents,
  • Senior ship’s officers.

 Course Content:

  • Introduction to PSC.
  • International Conventions & MoUs
  • Documentation & Certification
  • Inspection methodology
  • ISM, & ISPS
  • Specific Vessels, (I.E. Tankers, Passenger Ships, etc.)
  • Deficiencies & Detentions

Course Duration:

1 day

Course Location:

London

To provide industry professionals with an understanding of the requirements of Ballast Water Management.

Who should attend?

  • Ship’s Officers
  • Port State Control Officers
  • Terminal operators and managers
  • Flag Administration surveyors and inspectors
  • Maritime Lawyers

Course Content:

  • Introduction to the Ballast Water Management Convention.
  • Compliance with ballast water management legislation
  • Operational limitations of BWM treatment technologies
  • Alternative compliance options
  • Retrofitting ballast water treatment systems
  • Port state control inspections of BWM systems

Course Duration:

1 or 2 Day (Dependant on Level Required).

Course Location:

London

Course Aim:

To familiarise managers with the legislation and best practice associated with managing the environment.

Who should attend:

All with an interest in managing issues affecting the environment.

Course Content:

  • Interacting with the environment
  • Resource efficiency
  • Climate change and its effect on business
  • Pollutants generated by business
  • Environmental legislation and the role of regulators
  • Risks associated with pollution and non-compliance with legislation
  • Improving resource efficiency
  • Benefits of environmental management systems

Course Duration:

1 day

Course Location:  

London

Course Aim:

To familiarise delegates with the principles and methodology involved in investigating a marine casualty. 

Who should attend?

  • Harbour masters,
  • Port safety officers
  • Marine managers
  • VTS managers
  • Marine superintendents

Course Content:

  • Why accidents occur
  • the essential importance of a safety investigation
  • Recognising and avoiding bias during an investigation
  • Collecting human factor evidence
  • Using an accident analysis tool
  • how to form effective safety recommendations
  • Content and structure of an investigation report

Course Duration:

1, 2 or 3 Day Dependant on Level Required

Course Location:

London

Course Aim:

To understand and apply best practice when investigating a crime scene on   board a vessel..

Who should attend?

SSOs and other Ship’s officers that may be responsible managing a crime scene.

Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Case assessment
  • Information requirements
  • Health and safety
  • Assessment at the scene
  • Undertaking the scene examination
  • Scene preservation
  • Searching the crime scene
  • Recording the crime scene
  • Recovery of forensic evidence from the crime scene
  • Preservation and packaging.
  • Labelling and documentation
  • Transport
  • Review scene findings and order further examinations
  • Reporting Findings

Course Duration:

1 or two days depending on level required.

Course Location:

London

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