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Instructors / Examiners
Richard Streeter Instructor
November 6, 2021 8:45 am
November 6, 2021 1:00 pm
Course Duration
Four hours of tuition time.
ZOOM Requirements
In order to take part in this virtual course, you must download the 'Zoom Client for Meetings' or 'Zoom Mobile' app to your PC/Mac/Laptop, you can do this directly through the Zoom website (click the link below). Once you have booked the course you will receive full instructions on how to get set up. If you do not have a PC or laptop, you may be required to sign in on two devices (such as phone and tablet) to enable the monitoring of exams during these courses.
Course Description
This course is required by all seafarers who are employed or engaged in any capacity on ships required to comply with the ISPS code, but who will not have any designated security duties. It meets with the amended STCW 2010 Convention and Code, and can be delivered alongside the basic safety training for seafarers.
The PSA course is an additional module that can be added to the STCW Basic Safety Training course.
Course Language
The course and exam will be taught in English.
Certificates will be issued digitally when successful completion has been verified, the originals will be available to collect from the school when permitted or postage can be arranged for an additional fee.



This is a virtual interactive course, you will need a PC/Mac/Tablet/Phone and a steady internet connection to take part in the course, please see below for the system requirements:

You’ll learn in real-time with one of our experienced instructors, they’ll be there to support you throughout the course.


Course Content:

  • Understanding the importance of ship security
  • Be aware of the importance of the security and the roles of those involved in its provision
  • Be aware of the requirements and measures to maintain ship security
  • Be able to recognize and report a security threat


We must have a minimum of four students to run this course, for this reason, we are not yet taking payments.


By booking today you will reserve a space on the course, once confirmation is received that we have enough students we will then contact you for payment.

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Day 1:

The PSA course runs over half a day, covering four hours of tuition time.

Additional information

STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE COURSE

To take part in the Zoom virtual classes, you must have equipment that meets the following pre-requisites:

System requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card

Supported tablet and mobile devices

  • Surface PRO 2 or higher running Win 8.1 or higher
  • Note: For tablets running Windows 10, they must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.
  • iOS and Android devices
  • Blackberry devices

For the best results, SOVREN Nautical Academy recommends joining the meeting from a PC or Mac, or a tablet. The screen size of a phone will not be as effective.

Bandwidth requirements

The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimized for the best experience based on the participants’ network. It will automatically adjust for 3G, WiFi or Wired environments.

Recommended bandwidth for meetings (PC and Mac):

  • For group video calling:
    • 800kbps/1.0Mbps (up/down) for high quality video
    • For gallery view and/or 720p HD video: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down)
    • Receiving 1080p HD video requires 2.5mbps (up/down)
    • Sending 1080p HD video requires 3.0 Mbps (up/down)
  • For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps
  • For screen sharing with video thumbnail: 50-150kbps

Recommended bandwidth for meetings (Tablet and mobile devices):

  • For group video calling: 600kbps/1.2Mbps (up/down) for high quality video. For gallery view: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down).

How to test your bandwidth

To see what your bandwidth speed is, simply go on to your internet browser and type ‘bandwidth test’ and select one of the results, a popular test site would be

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