S-1600  Vessel Security Officer

Class Information

Register: Register On-Line    or call 800-642-CMTI

Class Date:

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 through Thursday, June 01, 2017


This course aims to provide knowledge to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a VSO.


Class Size:

12   PreRegistration is required.

Class start time: 9:00am


3 Days (21 Hours)


$ 500  

Course Details:

This course is offered atChesapeake Marine Training Institute (CMTI) in partnership with the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS).  This course will cover vessel/ship securityknowledge and skills that as necessary to work efficiently and safelysupervisor aboard an operating vessel. It will also provide the student withsufficient instruction in security procedures to enable them to determine correctinitial actions, lead a security team, and take tactical command in the eventof a security breach aboard their vessel. This course is designed to complywith the following regulatory requirements: Maritime Transportation SecurityAct of 2002; U.S. Coast Guard regulations contained in 33 CFR Chapter ISubchapter H; Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the IMO ISPS Code; andSections A-VI/5 and A-VI/6 of IMOSTCW Code, as amended. This course is designedto reflect standards set forth by the MTSA VSO Model Course (2008 edition) andthe IMO SSO Model Course (2012 edition).

What You Will Learn:

  • Orientation
  • Introduction and Regulation
  • Risk Identification and Response
  • Duties and Responsibilities of Maritime Security Officers
  • Ship Security Plan


Examination: Knowledge is formally assessed through the final, multiple choice written test. The student will have one hour to complete the 25 question exam with 33 CFR Subchapter H available as a reference, with a minimum of 70% to pass. In addition to the written exam, there will also be a skills assessment along with classroom exercises.

Cost of class subject to change without notice.
Class Schedules subject to change without notice.

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