Skills 4 Security & Training Ltd (S4ST), a UK-based security and crew training company, has recently launched a new e-learning superyacht security awareness training course.
The new course was created after the MCA-approved company claimed that perceived threats against superyachts within the Mediterranean from acts of terrorism are a growing concern.
S4ST explained how reported piracy attacks against shipping in areas such as The Gulf of Aden and Somalia have seen a dramatic reduction this year, however, the acts of maritime piracy and armed robbery at sea within the popular superyacht cruising areas of the Indian Ocean are dramatically increasing, according to IMB reports.
The course offered by S4ST is specifically designed for the instruction of all crew members, allowing users access to learning online, at any time and in any location. It’s also CPD accredited, which, according to S4ST, adds extra value as it is an international recognition of learning and increases career enhancement.
Sheldon Kaye, marketing director at S4ST commented, “Our course was created by subject matter experts to be able to offer management companies and owners of luxury vessels a simple, yet effective method of training, ensuring their crew possess sufficient knowledge of the threats and risks both at sea and in port.
“We believe that our e-learning course builds upon knowledge gained by superyacht crew during industry standard STCW ISPS training, re-enforcing specific issues and taking a more in-depth look at the unique security requirements of superyachts.”
S4ST advised that the e-learning system is beneficial when compared to classroom-based security courses, as they can be both restrictive and costly.
The course includes recognition, planning, preparation phases, counter-piracy planning and countermeasures, as well as procedures that are in compliance with related documentation provided by the UK Department for Transport and the requirement for counter-piracy planning.
For more details of the course or to book, visit https://skills4security.com/superyacht-security-awareness-training.html, or contact S4ST.