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Security Guard

Job Description

Rank: Rating

Department: Deck

Main function: Security of the ship, Patrolling and Gangway checks


  • All certificates and licenses as required by the STCW Code for this position
  • Substantial scale knowledge of the applicable codes, guidelines and standards
  • Acquainted with the Safety, Health and Environmental Protection Management System and the SSP
  • Large-scale knowledge of English
  • Minimum of seagoing experience as SSO for at least one year on board the vessels type or other adequate experience (unless decided different by the company)

Areas of Responsibility

  • Patrolling
  • Gangway Checks
  • Risk Assessment

Positions Demanding Close Liason

  • SSO
  • Staff Captain
  • Hotel Director
  • Doctor
  • Safety Officer

Specific Duties/Responsibilities and Activities

  • Undertakes regular security Patrolling of the vessel
  • Participates in Safety Committee Meetings
  • Keeps the records of drills and trainings
  • Keeps Gangways records
  • Maintains disciplinary instructions on the ship as directed by the Staff Captain
  • Accompanies pilot to the Bridge
  • Keeps watch at the Gangway when in port
  • Ensures that all identified risks to the vessel, personnel and the environment and establish appropriate safeguards ( Risk Assessment)


  • Reports to the Security Officer in regard to matters concerning the ship’s security
  • Assigns special duties to the officers and crew in co-operation with the Staff Captain
  • Orders spare parts, services etc. for security equipment
  • Proposes any changes with respect to the SMS and the SSP

Reporting to: Master, SSO, Staff Captain

Passenger Service

Ensure to keep order in the passengers’ areas.


Participates in Master Meetings, Participates in Safety & Health Meetings.


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