Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
Course 567

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Course Description

This Maritime Security course is for all seafarers that have security duties as part of their job. The course is 8 hours in length and is typically offered in one day. This fulfills the STCW as amended requirement for VSPSD in accordance with STCW VI/6 for vessel security for personnel with security duties. If you are a Ship Security Officer please see course #171. This class often runs until 1800 (6pm).

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Overview: Vessel Security for Personnel with Security Duties (VSPSD) is 1-day course.

USCG APPROVAL PROVISIONS:

 Has successfully completed the Vessel Personnel With Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) course satisfying the requirements for security-related training of  46 CFR 12.625(a)(1), Paragraphs 4 and 6-8 of Section A-VI/6 and Table A-VI/6 and A-VI-6-1 and A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code, as amended.

 MCA APPROVAL PROVISIONS:

 Has successfully completed the Vessel Personnel With Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) course satisfying the requirements for security-related training of STCW Regulation VI/6 paragraph 4 Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6 to 8, of the STCW Code, as amended.

 

Course Length: 8hrs

Course Objectives: The Vessel Security for Personnel with Security Duties (VSPSD) course is an instructor-led course and will cover the following:

  • Knowledge of current security threats and patterns
  • Recognition and detection of dangerous substances and devices
  • Recognition of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security
  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures
  • Crowd management and control techniques
  • Security-related communications
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans
  • Operation of security equipment and systems
  • Testing, calibration, and maintenance of security equipment and systems, both ashore and at sea
  • Inspection, control, and monitoring techniques
  • Relevant provisions of the Vessel Security Plan (VSP)
  • Methods of physical screening of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and vessel stores
  • The meaning and the consequential requirements of the different MARSEC Levels
  • Familiarity with all relevant aspects of the TWIC program and how to carry them out


1 day class in Fort Lauderdale

Required Materials

Passport, Pencil, Paper or Notebook

 

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Testimonials

Everything was very professional, will come back again!
Dusan, Saturday April 2021
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
You guys are Great! Love MPT Staff
Gregory, Saturday February 2021
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
It was great. I will be back and respect the school. Thank you for a tremendous experience all week.
Benjamin, Sunday March 2020
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
Bernard did an excellent job teaching this class.
Ronald, Saturday January 2018
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
The instructor was proficient in the subject and was able to get the subject matter to us in an encouraging way
Mark, Saturday December 2017
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
Outstanding course, Russ’ personal experiences as a Captain and a former coastguardsman added to the learning experience.
Boris, Saturday November 2017
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
Professional and knowledgeable instructor, great class. Learned a lot
Philip, Tuesday October 2016
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
Excellent super friendly and knowledgable staff.
David, Tuesday June 2016
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
as always your instructors prove to be a vast wealth of knowledge. Jeff did an awesome job
Daniel, Monday November 2014
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
The front office staff are so amazing. Ready to help at all time. They all deserve best staff award of all time. I wish all members of mpt staff all the best. Love u all.
Adesoji, Monday April 2014
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
As always professional and courteous staff and excellent courses and instruction.
Gerald, Saturday April 2014
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)
No improvements needed the course is exceptionally well organized! Salute goes out to the instructor for a job well done!
Dwayne, Monday October 2013
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (VSPSD) (PDSD)