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MSEC 1001 - Security Awareness

Marine Security Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course provides security awareness for vessel’s personnel without security responsibilities, and is in accordance with regulation VI/6 of STCW convention and section A-VI/6 of the STCW code.


A valid marine medical, 18 years of age, and proof of citizenship or permanent residence of Canada.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness.
  • Recognize security threats.
  • Explain the need for and methods of maintaining security awareness and vigilance.
  • Recognize security responsibilities of the contracting governments.
  • Report security incidents.
  • Explain the importance of the ship security exercises and drills.
  • Explain MARSEC levels 1, 2, and 3.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2014


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