Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STSDSD)


Course Description

Candidate will understand current security threats to the maritime transportation industry such as Piracy and armed robbery, etc., interfaces between ships and other modes. Familiarity with relevant international conventions, Security Plans and Assessments, etc.

The course is open to all seafarers who are to serve on board seagoing merchant ships. There are no particular educational requirements .

02 Days
INR 5,000
24 Candidates

Learning objectives

  • Maritime Security Policy
  • Security Responsibilities
  • Ship Security Assessment
  • Security Equipment
  • Threat identification, Recognition and Response
  • Ship Security Actions
  • Emergency Preparedness, Drills, Exercises
  • Security Administration
  • Piracy Awareness-Prior to Entering Areas of Risk
  • Pirate Attack
  • The Release Process
  • Seafarer’s family

Assessment and Certification


At the end of the course the trainee will required to demonstrate competence in the course content as laid down in Paragraph 4 to 6 of Regulation VI/6, Paragraph 6 to 8 of Section A-VI/6, Table A-VI/6-2 of STCW convention as amended in 2010.


E-Learning and Exit Examination


Please note that all exit exams are now conducted online the DGS website and can only be attempted once the candidates have complete the requisite e-learning hours on the DGS website.

Candidates are allowed a total of three attempts only. If you do not pass on the third attempt, that particular course has to be repeated after paying the full course fees again. 

Note: As per DGS instructions it is mandatory to attempt the exit exams from the institute.