STCW Courses

Maritime security awareness. STCW section A-VI/6-1

About the course
Stories about pirate attacks, terrorism, stowaways, drug and gun smuggling and organised crime are all too common these days, but most of us think that it will never happen to us. The majority of people trust to luck that they will be able to do their job and get safely to home and family. However, experience shows that maritime security is not simply a matter of luck - risks to life, ships, colleagues and passengers can be significantly reduced through knowledge, awareness and understanding, and by knowing what to look for, and most importantly, knowing how to deal with problems if they arise.

Target Audience
Seafarers of all ranks, whether or not they have designated security duties in the Ship Security Plan. 

  • Catering
  • Deck Junior Officer
  • Deck Rating
  • Deck Senior Officer
  • Engine Room Electrician
  • Engine Room Junior officer
  • Engine Room Rating
  • Engine Room Senior officer

Czech or English on request


Regulations Addressed
The ISPS Code, STCW Table A-VI/6-1.

Course Objectives

  • To provide a general introduction to maritime security and raise awareness of security issues when alongside, at anchor and at sea.
  • Recognition of security threats
  • To enable all seafarers to meet the minimum standard of competence in security awareness outlined in the ISPS Code and the STCW Convention Table A-VI/6-1 and the IMO Model Course 3.27.

Course Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, candidates will have a good awareness of maritime security and be more aware of issues involving security when alongside, at anchor and at sea.
It will equip all seafarers with minimum standard competence in security awareness as outlined in the ISPS Code, the STCW Convention and IMO Model Course 3.27.

The course consists of:

  • 5 modules
  • Final test

Course Contents

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Maritime Security
  • Module 2 - Key Threats
  • Module 3 - What Am I Looking For?
  • Module 4 - Plans, Policies and Procedures
  • Module 5 - Communication and Reporting

Course Duration
4 Guided Learning Hours (GLHs) are required to complete the course.

This course is arranged by C.O.S Crew Management s.r.o. in Seafarers Training Center, Palachova 29, Podebrady.

On successful completion of the course, Ministry of Transport Czech Republic will issue a Certificate of Proficiency.
Certificate is usually to be issued within 7-10 working days after completion of the course. The original of Certificate can be received in Maritime Department of Ministry of Transport. 
To obtain a Certificate, student has to bring to Course Administrator a photo of the size rquired for pasport and one stamp for CZK 200. For further information please contact Course Administrator, Adela Bravkova, phone +420 724 507 987, e-mail: 

Form of Certificate of Proficiency Stáhnout PDF
C.O.S. Crew Managment, s. r. o.
Říčanská 1984/5
101 00 Praha 10 - Vinohrady
Reg. No.: 63666219   VAT ID: CZ63666219
Acc. No.: (CZK): 200182603/0300
IBAN (CZK): CZ74 0300 0000 0002 0018 2603
Acc. No.: (EUR): 199095480/0300
IBAN (EUR): CZ98 0300 0000 0001 9909 5480