Security Officer

Title Security Officer
Category Deck and Engine, Onboard
Job Information


The primary responsibility of the Security Officer is to keep the ship safe in compliance with the company’s code of conduct. The Security Office reports directly to the Staff Captain and oversees a team of Security Supervisors and Guards. This position works in close cooperation and communication with all the department heads.

Essential Functions – Overview

  • To maintain training level of Security Supervisor and Security Guards
  • Vessel’s SSO according to ISPS Code
  • Work closely with the HR Manager on crew discipline issues and report any significant issues to the Staff Captain (and Master if so needed)
  • Assist the Staff Captain in maintaining the ships’ key and safe system
  • Assist the Chief Officer with crew safety training as required as well as familiarization of new Residents and Guest’s
  • In charge of following up any accidents, incidents or non-conformities in the absence of Chief Officer
  • To carry out work place safety round weekly of all areas on board
  • Maintain all Fire Fighting equipment according to AMOS
  • Train all Fire Team and Backup team on a monthly basis
  • Carry out the planning and execution of the following drills:
    • Code Charlie
    • Code Papa
    • Code Delta
    • Code Zulu
    • Assist Chief Officer with helicopter and fire drill planning
    • Conduct debrief after drills
    • Inform the Chief Officer when drills are completed for the Chief Officer to log the drills into the logbook
  • Ensure that the gangway procedures are being followed; shall also monitor the shore-side security when the ship has docked in order to have the highest level of security around the vessel at all times
  • Carry out frequent rounds in Crew, Service and Public areas
  • Ensure the Security Guards (and other relevant crew) are duly trained in accordance to ISPS, company standards etc.


  • Maritime background with at least two years seagoing experience
  • To hold the ships security officers certificate
  • Well-trained in spotting drug abuse & trafficking, interview techniques, anti-terrorist measures, investigating criminal acts, firefighting and accident prevention methods
  • Thorough knowledge of the ISPS Code
  • Fluent in spoken and written English




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