Ship Security Officer (SSO)

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  1. The SSO course which is fully accredited by the MCA (Maritime & Coastguard Agency) is designed to meet the requirements of the International Ship & Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) and will provide successful delegates with proficiency as a Ship Security Officer qualification.

    Undertaking the right maritime security training is essential for anyone in the industry, and Ship Security Officer (or SSO) training will be a key consideration. SSO courses have been specifically designed to give individuals the skills they need to become a Ship Security Officer, and if you’re looking for training to suit you’ve come to the right place.

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  2. The SSO is designed as an additional qualification for seagoing officers in the Merchant Navy. As such the SSO qualification and the term Ships Security Officer is aimed at selected Ships Officers as per the International Maritime Organisation.The term SSO has been misrepresented by various TrainingProviders and marketed to those looking to work in commercial anti-piracy.These three day ‘death by PowerPoint’ courses have been sold at anything between £350 to £700!
    Currently there is a Maritime Security Officers course being developed by a number of Maritime Security companies in conjunction with City and Guilds accreditation. Which will be more job specific. As such it is more likely that the MSO qualification will be the one accepted for those looking at maritime counter piracy work in the GoA or anywhere else.
    For those looking at working within the cruise industry then the SSO qualification is required by cruise companies for their onboard security staff.


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