GN-31. ISPS, Ship and Company Security Officer


This course aims the following:

1. to familiarize trainees with the ISPS code,

2. to transfer sufficient knowledge to those who may assume the duties and responsibilities of a Company Security Officers, as defined in part A, section 2.1 of the ISPS Code, and

3. to teach how to perform security duties and responsibilities at the company level, how to implement and maintain various security documents, and how to liaise the Company Security Officer with the Ship Security Officers and the Port Facility Security Officers.

The course is designed in compliance with the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS)  SOLAS, and the ISPS Code.


The course is open to all personnel likely to be appointed as company safety officer or similar positions in shipping companies.


2 days (16 hours)


The course consists of a series of classroom lectures and educational movies. Lecture sessions are conducted by a GIMET instructor in a classroom. Alternatively, students may access the course online, on Gimet e-learning platform.


A final assessment is scheduled at the end of day 2 of the course, covering the course’s curricula.


Trainees that successfully complete this course are awarded an internationally recognized course certificate.


Those who complete this course should be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities as a Company Security Officer, which include, but are not limited to the following:

1. advising the level of threats likely to be encountered by the ships, using all relevant information and appropriate security assessments.

2. ensuring that ship security assessments are carried out.

3. ensuring the development, the submission for approval, and thereafter the implementation and maintenance of the company and ships’ security plan.

4. ensuring that the ship security plan is modified, as appropriate, to correct deficiencies and to satisfy the security requirements of the individual ships.

5. arranging for internal audits and reviews of security activities.

6. arranging for the initial and subsequent verifications of the ship by the Administration or by the Recognized Security Organization.

7. enhancing security awareness and vigilance.

8. ensuring adequate training for personnel responsible for the security of the company’s ships.

9. ensuring effective communication and cooperation of the Company Security Officer with Ship Security Officers and Port Facility Security Officers.

10. ensuring consistency between security and safety requirements.

11. ensuring that the Ship Security Plans of individual ships reflect the ship-specific information accurately, and

12. ensuring that any alternative or equivalent arrangements approved for a particular ship or group of ships are implemented and maintained.

PRICE: 100 Euro

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