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Further Information - Ship Security training for crew without Designated Security Duties (STCW A-VI/6-1) Training


This eLearning course is the first of two stages to achieve the STCW certificate. A signed agreement is required by the shipowner before the on board exercises can take place.

The second stage is carried out on-board the vessel and requires an Evaluator and the completion of exercises and a checklist. An Evaluator can be the vessel Captain, a qualified Assessor, the Master / OIM, or Ship Security Officer.


Once the checklist is signed and completed it is emailed with the supporting documentation to for review. The STCW certificate is awarded by Mintra on approval of the checklist and completion of the eLearning course with a 70% pass mark.


To carry out the on board training, the shipowner is required to first sign an agreement for decentralised training with Mintra. This is emailed to to confirm the training programme.

Who is this course for:
Every seafarer without designated security duties (STCW Table A-VI/6-1)

Is previous experience required?

You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role

How will this course benefit me?

Piracy and armed robbery is a real threat to seafarer’s onboard ships and mobile units at sea. 1st January 2014 a requirement about seafarer’s security training was put in force for all ships to which the ISPS Code applies.

The training consists of an e-learning course and the performance of certain on board activities described in a checklist. The client’s approved instructors must sign completed checklists for each trainee.

When the training is completed a certificate is issued by the Norwegian Maritime Authority.

How will this course benefit my company?

By ensuring you have the knowledge and are certified according to the STCW regulations.

What standards are referred to in this course?

STCW - Security Awareness, table A-VI/6-1
This training programme in Ship Security Awareness has been approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority.

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.

Learning Objectives

• Describe global threats at sea

• Describe the International maritime security policies, such as the ISM code and STCW

• Describe the different security measures and procedures normally used aboard

• Be familiar with the different Security threats

• Describe which preventive measures we can use to prevent an attack

• Be familiar with the procedures and what to do after an attack


Online assessment at the end of the eLearning with a 80% pass mark followed by the completion of on board exercises and checklist.

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection
• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above
• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
• Minimum browser size – none
• Audio – requires device speaker or headphones


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This course is STCW certified by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA). International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers is a key IMO (International Maritime Organisation) convention and an internationally recognised standard in the maritime industry. NMA approved provider database