MSO (Maritime Security Officer)


The main target of this training program is to provide its participants with all the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to perform the duties of the maritime security operative in accordance with international standards and procedures.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to take part in the “live vessel operations” module that will allow them to understand better the specificity of the maritime sector and the role of the MSO. The course covers all certificates which are currently mandatory to perform duties as maritime security operative.

Minimum Required Kit List

  • Tactical Belt
  • Knee And Elbow Protectors
  • Long Shirts Suitable For An Open Sea Environment
  • Flashlight
  • Camouflage Pants
  • Tactical Pants
  • Sunglasses
  • Shooting Glasses
  • Shooting Ear Protection Like
  • Earmuffs, Earplugs


  • instructor
  • Training equipment
  • Exams
  • Awards
  • Classroom
  • Range (where applicable)
  • Ammo (where applicable)


  • Accommodation (where applicable)
  • Food and beverages
  • Flights (where applicable)
  • Airport Transfers (where applicable)
  • Safety Glasses (where applicable)
  • Ear Defenders (where applicable)

Course Length

10 DAY

Course Cost

£3800 – 50% For Any Ex-Military That Can Provide A Service Number


UK, Thailand, Italy, Lebanon, USA, Spain, Sri Lanka, Singapore, New Zealand and Iraq


Award For Maritime Security Operatives. MSO.

  •  Basic Safety Training Certificate 4 Modules
  • Personal Survival Techniques Certificate
  • Fire Prevention And Fire Fighting
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Personal Safety And Social Responsibilities Certificate
  • Medical Certificate For Service At Sea
  • Firearms Competency Certification
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Medicine Certificate ( TCCC )
  • MSO Course Certificate
  • Maritime Security Operative Course Certificate

Course Dates

Every 20th of Every Month


Internally Set And Internally Assessed Practical Tasks

Skill Prerequisites

  • Level 1 Weapons Safety Online

*All prerequisite awards should not be expired
so please check the expiry date before applying
*All Candidates should have a reasonable level
of personal fitness


  • Unit: The Maritime Security Industry
  • Unit: Maritime Security Pre-Deployment Planning And Procedures
  • Unit: Maritime Security Operating Procedures
  • Unit: Maritime Incident Management And Post Op Procedures
  • STCW units: 
    • Firefighting
    • First Aid
    • Individual Rescue Techniques
    • Personal Safety And Social Responsibility
    • Bridge And Vessel Familiarization
  • Security Training For Seafarers With Designated Security Duties – Certification
  • Medical Certification For Seafarers
  • Tactical Shooting – Maritime Firearms Competency Certificate
  • Physical Training/Fitness
  • ISPS Code And Other Documents Relating To The Vessel Protection
  • Final Examination/Bridge Incidents Simulation
  • Rules Of The Use Of Force
  • Human Rights
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