Videotel Marine International's Shipboard Security course
has been in
exceptionally high demand since it received approval from the UK MCA three
weeks ago. Applications are likely to grow again now that the course has
received official approval from the Liberian Registry. The Liberian Registry
is one of the largest in the world, with almost 2,000 ships under its flag,
and is consistently on the Paris MOU White
List of high-standard flags. The
course has also been approved by Kuwait and the Isle of Man.
Applications for the course have doubled over the three weeks since it
received approval from the UK MCA. Over 500 candidates from 20 countries
have enrolled since the course was launched.
The Shipboard Security course consists of an interactive CD-ROM based
training package or a video and printed course book. It covers all aspects
of the role of Ship Security Officer, including threat and vulnerability
assessment, communications, defensive and preventive measures and
contingency planning. The candidate's course work is returned to Videotel
for assessment by independent third-party assessors. The course takes about
21 hours in total, and can be completed while at sea.