Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) – course
Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) STCW A-VI/6- 2 Proficency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD).
One day - £200 + VAT
This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of 1.5 days. The course dates are as follows;
27th - 28th April 2017
1st - 2nd June 2017
27th - 28th July 2017
About the course
Our Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) PDSD course follows the ISPS Code, which is a comprehensive set of maritime security measures to enhance the safety and security of ships and port facilities against criminal, terrorist, espionage, and piracy threats.
The ISPS Code 2004 update provides a standardised model of risk management that is internationally recognised. Designed in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, it is implemented through XI-2 SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) convention.
The training and certification is in accordance with the learning objectives set out in Section A-VI paragraph 6-8 of the amended STCW Code, and includes:
For shipboard personnel with designated security duties nominated within the SSP (Ship Security Plan) engaged on ISPS Code compliant vessels. Any seafarer involved in the security of a vessel. The MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate is an IMO-recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.