GMATS Offers Approved Security Courses

Combined Vessel, Company, and Facility Security Officer Course offered by GMATS in multiple locations.


This course has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S.  Maritime Administration through the quality standard system of Det Norske Veritas (DNV).  It meets the STCW Convention training requirements for Vessel Security Officer.   This course ensures that participants learn effective security techniques and training procedures for handling maritime issues both domestic and abroad.  It is based on the guidance of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002, it is in compliance with the regulations of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Model Courses for the Ship Security Officer, Company Security Officer, and Port Facility Security Officer.


Participants will create security plans and gain an understanding of the different Maritime Security (MARSEC) levels, policies and requirements. The February 1-3 (2012) course is being offered at San Diego Community College in San Diego, CA. Additional dates available at Kings Point, NY.

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