PSA Introduction

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The STCW Convention and Code as amended by the Manila amendments (2010) contains new requirements regarding security training. All personnel employed or engaged on board ships to which the ISPS Code applies require this training. These regulations came into force in January 2012.


  • All seafarers who do not have specific designated security duties on board are required to hold a “Proficiency in Security Awareness” (PSA) Certificate

IMSA is proud to introduce their MCA approved “Proficiency in Security Awareness” course

Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) training is carried out by MCA & DfT Maritime accredited trainers with the highest levels of maritime security experience so when you come to us for maritime security training of any kind you can be sure you are getting the best in the industry.

” An excellent course, very well planned and time used efficiently. Great group discussion and lots of real life examples from a knowledgeable instructor.”

J Spiteri

Please click on the link below to see the MCA document outlining this new security training requirement :

MCA Briefing for New Security Training Requirement

Course Objectives

On completion of the training, the trainees will have sufficient knowledge to enable them to:

  • Contribute to the enhancement of maritime security on their ship through heightened awareness
  • Recognise security threats
  • Understand the need for and methods of, maintaining security awareness and vigilance


On successful completion of the course, candidates will be issued the MCA approved STCW ’78-95 as amended, Regulation VI/6 paragraph 1 and STCW Code Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4 “Proficiency in Security Awareness” Certificate


Who Should Attend?

All seafarers who do not have any designated security duties onboard (including massage and beauty therapists, fitness instructors, dancers, physicians, acupuncturists, hairdressers, nail technicians and receptionists, pursers, waiters, entertainment staff, cooks, stewards etc)


Included In The Course:

  • Full course materials
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • Refreshments


Course Duration

Half a day (4 hours)

Please Note: If you have already completed any modules within the STCW 95 Basic Safety Training, you are required to undertake PSA as a stand-alone course over a period of 4 hours.

This course can be delivered in 2 hours for those who book and complete all 4 courses within the 5 day STCW 95 Basic Safety Training week. The PSA modules will be offered as an additional element to those who require it during the 5 days training. This can be booked at a 60% discount price of £45 including VAT.

Course Prices

4 hour course £95 + VAT (£114 total)

We can also run this 4 hour course at very short notice outside of the dates listed on our scheduled course dates. Please contact 01202 649 874 to discuss the date you would like.


2 hour course £37.50 + VAT (£45 total)

Course Dates

Please contact us directly on +44 (0)1202 649 874 to book

IMSA also deliver this training in Greece & Cyprus for our partner Levantine Training Centre.


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