[STCW] Security Awareness Training Course (MCA Approved)
US $150.00

This course provides a general introduction to maritime security and explores the security issues and threats that may be present when a ship is in port, at anchor or at sea. The purpose of the course is to give personnel onboard ship without a designated security duty the requisite knowledge needed to meet the requirements of Chapter VI of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended by the 2010 Manila amendments.

This course comprises eLearning modules with a final onscreen assessment. You must achieve 95% completion in all eLearning and score 75% or higher in the assessments. Our course documentation list refers.  

Guided learning hours: 4hrs.

This course is approved by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Marshall Islands Registry and Liberian Ship Registry. 

On completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Proficiency.


There are no pre-requisites. To receive an MCA certificate, this course must be taken and authenticated onboard ship only.

Legislation & references

  • Regulation VI/6 and Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Convention and Code (2010)
  • The International Ship and Port Facility Code (2004), as amended
  • IMO Model Course 3.27, 2012 Edition
  • MNTB Security Courses Criteria, 1st Edition

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you should know:

  • The importance of ship security and the roles of those personnel involved in its provision
  • The requirements and measures necessary to maintain ship security
  • Security issues and threats posed to ships in port, at anchor and at sea and how these may be recognised and reported

Please note that the final assessment of this course must be completed under the direct supervision of an Authenticating Person. This is the Master/Senior Officer onboard ship or senior official of a registered shipping company or maritime institution for courses allowed to be completed onshore. Our Course Procedure refers.