What is PDSD and who needs it?
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) is a course required for all seafarers who have designated security duties onboard a vessel that complies with ISPS (International Ship and Port Facilities Security).
You will learn the following during this interactive PDSD course:
- Why security is important aboard a vessel and the roles of the various organisations and individuals involved;
- What constitutes a threat, how to recognise it and what to do;
- The formal procedures involved, and the processes required;
- What equipment can be used to assist in this task and how it can help us;
- How to plan, prepare, monitor and carry out security duties.
Upon completion of the course, the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections and properly use security equipment and systems.
This course has been approved by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and is internationally recognised.
Any time, anywhere, at your convenience
What does the course include:
• All learning materials are provided with the course.
• It is made up of videos, animations, interactive learning activities and detailed PDFs.
At the end of the course, you will:
• Have acquired the knowledge required by the Merchant Navy Training Board Security Courses Criteria.
• Fully understand your roles and responsibilities under the Ship Security Plan.
What you need to know:
• The course takes approximately 8 hours to work through in total;
• You can complete the course content in your own time;
• The exam can be scheduled online with an invigilator;
• You also have the option to take the exam in one of our training centres in Antibes, Fort Lauderdale or Palma;
• Bluewater ONE Account vouchers can be used to purchase this course;
• There are three attempts at the exam included in the price.
How to buy?
We are launching this e-learning course at a discounted rate for a limited time only, so book now whilst the offer is available!
Book your PDSD e-learning course here.
For a limited time only* : 200€
For a limited time only* : 240$
Please contact our training team
for any questions about our e-learning courses.
* Offer valid until 31st July 2021