STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness Course Overview

STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness (MSA) is designed to provide personnel who do not have designated security duties with the essential ship security awareness training which meets the knowledge, understanding and proficiency requirements as set out in the STCW Code.

MSA training must be undertaken by all seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board any ship which is required to comply with the ISPS Code.

This is a mandatory course. But can be done alongside PDSD/S/VPSSD.

Course Content: 

The ISPS Code
Recognise security threats
Maritime security definitions
Security roles and responsibilities
Company and ship security requirements
Security threat levels
Security measures and procedures

Entry Requirements:

No entry requirements for STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness.


Upon successful completion of the course, candidates are issued with a NIMASA approved STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness certificate.

Our PDSD is also USCG approved (MSA is included inside our PDSD) Click here for the PDSD/S/VPSSD course

  • Next 2023 Date:​​​​​​

    ​Jan 2023
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  • Your request. (Company)
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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.

2023 schedules have been released.

Price: $80 USD or 

35,000 Naira. Or $75 Dollars (Contact us for current Promo -

Promo available and with if paid alongside another advanced course)

Duration: 4.5 hours (half a day MSA)

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


STCW Complaint course

If done with/Along V/SPSSD US CG approved.

Prerequisites: None.

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ISPS Code - Proficiency in Security Awareness (Maritime Security Awareness)