Security Awareness Training
Changes to the STCW Convention introduced by the 2010 Manila amendments, require all holders of Certificates of Competency, Certificates of Proficiency as Rating and Certificates of Safety Training to complete security training in accordance with section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code. This means that all serving seafarers must hold, as a minimum, a security awareness training endorsement from 1 January 2014. Those seafarers who have assigned duties in the ship security plan are, however, required to have a higher level of security training.
For further information, refer to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Marine Notice 07/2014.