The folks at US-based Maritime Training Services (MTS) have harnessed the power of film to instruct as well as to motivate in 13 training video packages that deal with maritime security. Although nothing can replace hands-on training, the DVDs should be a welcome addition to the training arsenal of fleet operators, maritime academies and training centres. They address the demands of the security regime arising from the ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code), the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments and the US Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. Here’s a round-up:
Access Control: Threat Awareness and Prevention
Ranging from in-port ship security and surveillance to security management, Access Control emphasizes how understanding the different threats and motivations of those wanting to illegally board vessels improves a security team’s efficiency.
Explosives! Search and Response Procedures
In the case of a bomb threat, the best way to locate and minimize a bomb’s impact is having a quick response and an effective method for searching your vessel. This program addresses the threat posed by explosives on board ships and the security measures taken in countering terrorism on a vessel.
An essential element to a successful team is knowing preventative measures, done through proper training. This program deals with the implementation of the ISPS Code for ships in port and at sea.
Piracy: Preparations, Precautions, and Response
In this time of increased pirate activity, it is essential to know what measures to take to deter such an attack. This program focuses on the threat of maritime piracy and what actions a ship’s crew should take in case of a pirate attack.
Security Drills: Nine Steps to Success
Maritime security has become a hot topic in which compliance to the ISPS code is required. This easy-to-use interactive program is a must have for conducting effective drills, from preparation to execution.
Security NOW! From Plan to Action
The Security Plan is useless until you put into action. Learn how to implement an effective shipboard security through specific guidelines, including the ISPS code and a Vessel Security Plan.
Security NOW! The Assessment
With security threats on everyone’s radar it’s important to be aware of actions you can take to minimize threats and counter terrorism. The first element in Shipboard Security Planning called for by the ISPS Code is the Security Assessment. Learn what the Security Assessment is and how to prepare one.
Security NOW! The On-Scene Survey
Minimize the threat of maritime piracy and terrorism by eliminating opportunities through an effective survey of your vessel. Learn the role of the Security Survey as a tool for analysis and improvement.
Security NOW! The Security Plan
Ensure your ship security is at its best by having a well established and efficient plan. Shipboard security is all about risk management and threat mitigation. This program addresses ISPS code requirements and walks you through the process of developing and enacting an efficient ship security plan.
Security Search Techniques Package
Stay compliant with International Security codes without offending personnel. Four DVDs focus on meeting ISPS code and MARSEC guidelines. Train your crew how on to search accommodation, baggage, personnel and ship’s stores.
Ship Security Officer: Duties and Responsibilities
Without effective ship security your vessel is vulnerable to attack; minimize this threat by having a knowledgeable Ship Security Officer. Heightened ship security requires planning, coordination and new responsibilities. The Ship Security Officer is an essential element to ISPS code compliance.
Shipboard Security Awareness
This program features security professionals with maritime backgrounds and other industry professionals that help to instill a high level of security awareness among crewmembers. Learn how to provide practical real-world advice to crews on the security of their ships.
Stowaways! A New View on Prevention
Learn what you can do to minimize the presence of stowaways on your vessel and what to do if one is discovered. The “team search” technique, use of checklists, improving search procedures, drills and exercises, and documentation recommendations are topics in this training program.