Designated Security Duties DSD

Designated Security Duties DSD



International regulations require that you must do Ship International regulations require that you must do Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Training if you are:

  1. A seafarer on a ship subject to the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code),
  2. Employed in a port facility serving such ships and the relevant security plan designates you for security duties.


Duration 2 days

Course Structure

The course is a structured mixture of theory and practical application

Learning Content

Course Code  STCW A-VI/6

On completion students will have sufficient knowledge on the following area’s:

  • Module One: Maintain conditions set out in a Ship Security Plan
  • Module Two: Recognition of Security Risk and Threats
  • Module Three: Undertake Regular Security Inspections of the Ship
  • Module Four: Proper usage of Security Equipment and Systems, if any


  • Delegates must be at least 16 years of
  • Proficiency in English Language written and Verbal skills
  • Medically Fit

Target Audience

Seafarer working in the role of a SSO.


A Project Maritime Training STCW 2010 Manilla Compliant Certificate will be issued on delegate been found competent.


Every five years



Held at:

  • Project Maritime Training, Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

Items to bring

  • Delegates must present photographic ID at the start of the course.
  • Accepted forms are government issued photographic identification, eg passport or identity document


All delegates will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire prior to course commencement.


Course scheduled on request – please contact our business centre.

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