Rood Boven Groen is the first training institute approved by the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate to offer the Security Awareness course in an e-Learning environment.


Who is the online Security Awareness course for?

The Security Awareness course is meant for all seafarers on board ISPS vessels (>500GT and passenger ships) who are not directly assigned security duties according to the ship security plan. When starting a career in the maritime industry, you will always be faced with the mandatory STCW training requirements before boarding, even as a pianist, rating or hostess on a cruise ship.


What is a Security Awareness course?

The Security Awareness course is designed to train crew to contribute to the improvement of maritime security through increased awareness and the ability to recognize and respond appropriately to security threats. This applies to all seafarers. During this training, participants are taught how to respond to a security threat. As a seafarer, you may encounter theft, piracy or terrorism. It is therefore very important to be well informed about the security of the ship, crew and cargo.


The training meets the following standards and training requirements and takes c.a. 4 hours to complete (including online ID check):

  • Regulation 13.4 (Part B) and 18.3 (Part B) of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.
  • IMO Model Course 3.27 Security Awareness Training for all seafarers (edition 2012).
  • STCW 1978, as amended, Regulation VI / 6.1-3 en STCW-code, section A-VI / 6.4.


Online Security Awareness course from Rood Boven Groen

Rood Boven Groen believes online courses can make seafarers’ lives easier by offering the Security Awareness course completely online. Taking the Security Awareness course online puts you in control. In your own environment, time and at your own pace, you can acquire the theoretical knowledge by following this training and taking the exam online. An internet connection, PC, laptop or i-pad are needed for the training.

By purchasing multiple courses it is also possible to follow the training course offline. The training fits easily around other work and personal commitments. You can tailor the training to suit your needs by spending more or less time on certain subjects. The exam can be taken when you are ready, increasing your chances of passing. Taking an online training course has sustainable value, because it has a smaller carbon footprint than location-based training.

Rood Boven Groen is an Netherlands Shipping Inspactorate (NSI) recognised training institute and offers several STCW training courses for merchant and passenger ships, according to the requirements of the STCW, as amended. Quality is paramount and that is why these courses are ISO 9001 certified. Click here to see which flag states accept STCW certificates from Rood Boven Groen (White list).


Rood Boven Groen provides the following approved online STCW training courses, among others:

  • Security Awareness course for All Seafarers;
  • Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties;
  • Company Security Officer;
  • Security Awareness Training for Port Facility Personnel;
  • Passenger Ship Crowd Management;
  • Passenger Safety Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity;
  • Security Awareness for Port Facility Personnel with Designated Security Duties;
  • Passenger Ship Crisis Management and Human Behaviour Refresher;
  • Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity training Refresher.

View all STCW training courses from Rood Boven Groen here.



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