Why Intrepid Risk?
Furthermore, our team can give ongoing security advice long after the course has finished.
What is it?
The aim of this course is to give those seeking a certificate of proficiency as a Ship Security Officer the essential education and training as described in STCW table A-VI/5.
The course includes an introduction to the background of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) and the roles of the Company Security Officer (CSO) and Ship Security Officer (SSO). The course programme also covers security administration, security requirements, security drills, security exercises, security protection, emergency preparedness, and threats to maritime security.
Who needs it?
The course is designed for superyacht crew and seafarers working on board private yachts or commercial vessels requiring qualification and employment as a Ship Security Officer. NOTE: Those undertaking the training MUST have approved seagoing service of NOT LESS than 12 months.
Students should have conducted 12 months of sea time or possess a sound knowledge of ship & maritime operations. Students who do not possess sufficient sea time but have other relevant experience (former Royal Marines or Royal Navy personnel) and wish to attend the course should contact the MCA for eligibility.
Former Royal Marines or Royal Navy personnel without any sea time may be enrolled on the SSO course and a certificate of attendance of the SSO course (non-STCW certificate) may be issued until sufficient sea time has been obtained.
How long does it take?
Where can it be done?
On board your superyacht or commercial vessel or in our classroom in London.
When can it be done?
Courses are run on demand with no set dates. Contact us for further details.
Upon successful completion
Successful candidates will receive an internationally recognised STCW ISPS Ship Security Officer (SSO) certificate approved by the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).
It is our passion for what we do that drives us to be continuously focused on delivering the highest quality security services. In a sector where trust and integrity are paramount, we can say with total confidence that our services are unmatched. We recognise that every client has different needs and deliver a bespoke service suited to each individual client.
One of few security companies certified in ISO 9001 Quality Management, Intrepid Risk Management takes away any previous concerns for security by being continuously on hand so that you can focus on your activities with complete peace of mind.
Thoroughly dedicated and highly experienced in close protection and residential security duties around the globe, our operatives have provided specialist security services for: Royalty, Politicians, High Net Worth Individuals, Celebrities, Professional Sports Stars, Business Executives, Superyacht Owners, and Family Offices
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" As a result of your impeccable service, Intrepid Risk has become our first choice when we require security services and i would have no hesitation in recommending you!
Mayfair Networking Events
" Throughout this engagement, Intrepid Risk Management has provided a thoroughly professional security service. Their consultants were knowledgeable, polite, and courteous and integrated very well with the crew. Overall a very professional outfit and I would have no hesitation in recommending Intrepid Risk Management in the future. "
Captain, 60 metre superyacht
" Intrepid Risk Management turned up on time to our event and carried out a risk assessment to ensure the event had no risk or accidents, they were highly professional at all times and went above and beyond. We can highly recommend their services. "
Mogul Private Office
" Having passed through these waters on 9 other occasions and utilised the services of various Private Maritime Security Companies, I was consistently impressed with their high professional standards and ability to integrate well with the crew. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Intrepid Risk Management to any future superyacht Captain, Manager, or Owner. "
Private 55 metre superyacht
" The guys were both great, thank you so much for sending them over. "
Private client, London
" Their understanding of the superyacht industry as a whole is also particularly impressive. Their personnel are polite, personable, and very professional. Consequently, we have always received consistent positive feedback from both Captains and crew. Having used a number of other security providers in the past, Intrepid Risk Management are our preferred security provider and come very highly recommended. They are a pleasure to work with and I thank them for the services they have provided to us so far. "
Yacht Management Company, Seychelles
" The entire process from beginning to end was thoroughly diligent and completely professional. I thank your close protection team for always making us feel safe and reassured. "
Private Client, London
" The security team conducted themselves in a composed and professional manner throughout their time on board which significantly reduced any concerns of the crew. Their conduct, appearance, and behaviour throughout was impeccable. "