With the recent introduction of the Security Courses Criteria, the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) model course can now be conducted over one day instead of one and a half days.
The MTB criteria states a minimum of eight hours contact training, which can be delivered as a full-time block across one day.
As a result, IMSA Ltd will now be delivering one-day PDSD training courses every month in 2014. This course is available both in the UK and overseas.
John Twiss, CEO of IMSA, said “As this is mandatory training for all seafarers who have designated security duties onboard vessels to which the ISPS Code applies, it will be far more convenient and cost effective for seafarers to carry out the training over one day and gain MCA approved STCW PDSD certification before the deadline of 1st January 2014 when Port State Control will be enforcing compliance.”
IMSA have seen a sharp increase in crew taking up this one-day training course and this is growing the closer the deadline is reached.
Angela Farrell, IMSA general manager urged, “We want to ensure that seafarers are not caught out and are compliant on time, so we are advising that seafarers and companies should contact us sooner rather than later to discuss their particular requirements.”
For more information on courses, visit IMSA Ltd.