The Maritime Security program is for those people who want to move beyond the ISPS Code and who need to look at anti-terrorism within the maritime environment. Written in accordance with the highest of industry standards (such as ISO 17024), this suite of courses brought together leaders within the Maritime Security, Customs, Trade, and other entities that have an interest in the protection of international shipping and our strategic seaports.
The courses are currently broken into three short modules. These include:
· The Profiling of Ports and Vessels;
· Ship Actions Alongside and Underway; and
· Basic Threat Awareness and Coordination Requirements for First Responders.
Each module is built to take approximately one hour to complete. Once all three modules have been completed, the successful candidate will be well-positioned to undertake the more formal certification program that will include directed readings, online learning, formal training, examination and board review.
Each of these courses is currently under review and updating, given ongoing research into a range of maritime security issues on a global front. These include issues associated with piracy, the presence of private security companies on board vessels, challenges with international regulation and other relevant topics.
These courses are continuously reviewed in order to remain relevant with changes within the maritime industry. As a result, those taking these courses can be assured that the information that they are receiving is timely, relevant and appropriate to these challenges.
The Maritime Security Managers certification or MSM is available to CAS's in good standing.