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Security Awareness Seminar

27 January 2014

According to new amendments of the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) Convention and the Code, the international community established new requirements regarding security training.
The new requirements (including security related familiarization, proficiency in security awareness, and proficiency in designated security duties) apply to all merchant vessels, all over the world, and are mandatory from January 1, 2014.
The specifications of minimum standards of competence for seafarers with designated security duties include the maintenance of a SSP (Ship Security Plan), a working knowledge of maritime security terms and definitions, security policy and the responsibilities of governments/companies/persons, a knowledge of security levels and their impact on security measures, security reporting procedures, procedures for conducting inspections and surveys, legislative requirements, communications used in case of an incident, and many others.
Aegean, to be aligned with the new standards, conducted on October 23 and 24, 2013, in cooperation with Alpha Marine Consulting Ltd., seminars for all shipboard personnel, who, at the seminar, performed security duties (including anti-piracy and anti-armed robbery related activities), to enhance their awareness and knowledge to undertake the duties and responsibilities required by the convention. Each participant was provided with a certificate of completion.
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