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  • Once/Twice every month.

Email or (Quick text) for bookings. (Date can be arranged for companies at our site or their site.

Email or (Quick text) for bookings. (Date can be arranged for companies at our site or their site.

2021 schedules have been released.

Price: 300 USD or 

75,000 Naira  *Current Promo and if paid alongside another advanced course)

Duration: 10 hours

Assessment: 100% attendance
Theory and Practical examinations and assessment.


US Coastguard (International)

Certificate Validity:

This certificate does not expire.

However for good practice please stay update with security practices at work and generally.

Your company can request for a refresher if you have not been active at work for a long period (5 years)

Prerequisites: None

Basic Speaking and understand English. 

Official photo ID - Passport

Only book training directly with Elkins Marine via 08033034202 or 07066823373 hufyelkins@yahoo.co.uk | bookelkins@gmail.com or info@elkinsmarine.com 

Please Report to us if anyone who is not a current employee at Elkins Marine attempts to book or take payment from you.

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties also known as Ship/Vessel Personnel with Specific/Designated Security Duties (S/VPSSD or PDSD)​ NOTE* MSA (Maritime Security Awareness is included in this course.

Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) is an 1-day USCG & STCW approved course is intended to provide the student with the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and Section A-VI/6 and Table A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code, as amended.

Who needs to complete the Designated Duties Training?

PDSD or S/VPSSD must be completed by all crew with designated duties under the ship security plan (SSP)

Who needs Maritime Security Awareness (MSA) -  All seafarers employed in any capacity on ships are required to complete the Maritime Security Awareness course to comply with the ISPS (International Ship and Port Security) Code

Manilla amendments 2010 all seafarers are required to complete security training. The level of training depends on their specific role

Normal office hours are (Nigeria and UK office time):
Monday  – Friday: 09.00 – 18.00

Our USA office is 9 hours behind.

Please note the joining information will be sent to you when your booking is confirmed and processed 4-5 days before the training by email.

We have many local hotels near the training centre to suit everyone’s budget and taste. For a list of local accommodation contact us or take a look online.

Elkins Marine clients enjoy training discounts on all bookings.

Our accommodation (Owerri) opens on the day of the training. To apply for accommodation before the training starts please contact our offices in advance.

ISPS Code - Proficiency in Designated Security Duties