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The STCW 2010 manilla amendments require developed security training at two levels:
PSA: All crew working onboard such vessels require the Proficiency in Security Awareness
PDSD: All crew with designated security duties under the Ship Security Plan require the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
(1.5 days, PSA is incorporated within the PDSD)
Port State Control authorities are now able to ask for evidence of completion of the PSA and PDSD for all crew onboard. Failure to supply this evidence could result in the yacht being impounded.
ALL seafarers at all levels working on vessels to which the ISPS code applies, must now have either a certificate of service or a course completion certificate for PSA and PDSD. Those holding the Ship Security Officer's certificate already meet this requirement and do not need further training.
We also understand that informally, the Grandfather Clause for transitional arrangements (described in MCA MIN 472) will remain in force until 17th February this year. This means that seafarers with enough sea time before the 1st January 2012 can be issued with a certificate of service, the certificate of proficiency can be downloaded here
We provide these courses either onboard or in our Antibes & Palma training centres.
Contact the training department now to find out more.