Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)

To be undertaken by all seafarers who do not have specific designated security duties on board any vessel to which the ISPS Code applies. In accordance with STCW ’78-95 as amended, Regulation VI/6 paragraph 1 and STCW Code Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. As a vast majority of yacht crew have a security related duty as defined by the ‘Ships Security Plan’ (Baggage searches, Bomb and Stowaway searches) and also keep a gangway/passerelle watch or duty the PSA certification does not meet the requirement as defined under STCW for many Flag States.