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MSEC 1005 - Seafarers with Designated Security Duties

Marine Security Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

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Course Details

This course is designed to provide security awareness to ship's personnel with designated security duties and is delivered in accordance with regulation VI/6 of STCW convention and section A-VI/6-2 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.
  • Explain techniques used to circumvent security measures.
  • Report security incidents.
  • Explain the importance of the ship security exercises and drills.
  • Explain how to conduct a bomb search.
  • Explain how to conduct a baggage search.
  • Explain MARSEC levels 1, 2, and 3.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2014


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