Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

2017 Dates

  • Feb. 16
  • May 22
  • Aug 14
  • Nov 28



STCW Requirements

  • SOLAS Ch XI-2
  • Code Section A-VI/6
  • 33 CFR Part 104.220

This course covers security threats and patterns; recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices; recognition of characteristics and behavioral patters of people who may threaten security; techniques used to avoid security measures; crowd management and control; communication; emergency procedures and contingency plans; operating, maintaining and testing security equipment and systems; inspection and monitoring techniques; and conducting physical searches of people, baggage and cargo, among other things.


  • Those who are likely to have designated security duties in connection with the vessel security plan should take this course.
  • All candidates must have a TWIC.


Email pet@sunymaritime.edu or call (718) 409-7341.