Education Helps Protect Shipping and Reduce Maritime Security Risks
The Certificate in Maritime Security has opened for enrolment at Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, a leading provider of training for the maritime industry. It’s a 12-week course which provides the tools needed to minimise security risks in the maritime sector. The programme – totally delivered by distance learning – starts on 4th December 2012 and is currently enrolling at Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (website: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/FLP2255MSR)
International shipping faces a constantly evolving array of security threats. Piracy darkens the headlines all too frequently, and the dangers of terrorism continue unabated. The identification, management and mitigation of these threats – amongst many others – are critical to the success of businesses and welfare of personnel across the maritime sector.
The Certificate in Maritime Security delivers the knowledge and skills needed to minimise security risks in the shipping context. It gives clear explanations of the codes, regulations and laws surrounding maritime security, allowing shipping companies to go beyond compliance to implement effective systems and plans. It highlights the responsibilities of key roles such as Company and Ship Security Officers (CSOs and SSOs).
Special attention is given to the threats of piracy and terrorism, with detailed analysis and recent case studies highlighting key causes and trends. An appraisal of threat assessment and mitigation techniques will help operators choose the best strategies, providers and equipment for the most appropriate prevention and protection measures. Finally, practical guidance is given in dealing with security breaches and crises, showing how to minimise their human and financial impact.