Company Security Officer

Those who successfully complete this course should be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities of Company Security Officer, as defined in section A/11.2 of the Isps Code, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Advising the level of security threats likely to be encountered by the ship, using appropriate security assessments and other relevant information.
  • Ensuring that the ship security assessments are carried out.
  • Ensuring the development, the submission for approval, and thereafter the implementation and maintenance of the ship security plan.
  • Ensuring that the ship security plan is modified, as appropriate, to correct deficiencies and satisfy the security requirements of the individual ship.
  • Arranging for internal audits and review of security activities.
  • Arranging for the initial and subsequent verifications of the ship by the Administration of the recognised security organization.
  • Ensuring that deficiencies and non-conformities identified during internal audits, periodic reviews, security inspections and verifications of compliance are promptly addressed and dealt with.
  • Enhancing security awareness and vigilance.
  • Ensuring adequate training for personnel responsible for the security of the ship.
  • Ensuring effective communication and co-operation between the ship security officer and the relevant port facility security officers.
  • Ensuring consistency between securing requirements and safety requirements.
  • Ensuring that, if sister-ship or fleet security plans are used, the plan for each ship reflects the ship-specific information accurately and
  • Ensuring that any alternative or equivalent arrangements, approved for a particular ship or group of ships are implemented and maintained.