The STCW Code requires that every seafarer whose job includes security duties must have an endorsement on their Merchant Mariner Credential as VPDSD, if they are not already credentialed as Vessel Security Officer.
Vessel operating companies should ensure all mariners with designated security duties have an endorsement on their
MMC for VPDSD as outlined in STCW A-VI/6.6-9.
Our program lasts eight hours, and is offered monthly at our Seattle training facility. This course has also been provided for corporate training groups from Los Angeles to Anchorage.