International Maritime Security Network is a company comprised of individuals from the maritime, military and law enforcement industries and was built from the ground up to support the Maritime Industry through education and security. With more than 40 years combined industry experience, IMSN strives to impart the practical knowledge, tactical capability and an invaluable sense of responsibility to provide for more secure clients and safer seas. IMSN is the recognized leader in online and classroom maritime security training and offers the only anti-piracy course certified by Det Norske Veritas. Additionally, IMSN offers USCG/DNV certified STCW security training for Vessel Security Officers (VSOs) and Vessel/Ship Personnel with Security Duties as required by the Manila Amendments. This STCW security training is also applicable for crewmembers of yachts that fall under SOLAS. As a DNV certified maritime training centre, IMSN can provide training at our training facilities or aboard vessels while sailing underway.
In addition to our Training and Yacht Services Divisions, IMSN’s Force Protection Division provides highly trained security teams for deployment on commercial vessels transiting high-risk waters with a focus on the Gulf of Guinea,Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. IMSN stresses various non-lethal deterrence methods, as part of our force continuum philosophy, to mitigate the risks of potentially hostile situations. But should deterrence fail, IMSN emphasizes defense through preparedness and proper training. Our force protection division, comprised of the highest caliber individuals with Special Forces or related military background, can provide armed and unarmed security teams. Our security specialists can run force-on-force drills and exercises to test security measures and plans for vessels and port facilities. When security and discretion matters the most, industry leaders know they can depend on IMSN.
Below are some of the many comments we receive at IMSN about our courses every week:
"Thank you for the exccellent course, I was sent home for not having the required STCW training and told not to return until I had obtained the training.Your website offered the required allowing me to obtain the required training and be able to keep my job! Thank you so much my family and i appreciate what you have done for us.I will tell everyone to use your course!"
James - Canada
" I was told I needed the STCW manadated training to advance to a new position. All of the options I found were going to require me to travel and no one had a class scheduled at a convinient time for me. I found your excellent class and within a few hours I had completed the course and had my certifcate no one else even offered that option.Thank you!"
Chris - UK
" I was faced with the problem of getting a group of mariners through the mandated STCW training as quickly as possible, no one offered the training with as many options as IMSN, giving me the freedom to choose how and when to get my guys the needed training. Thank you for all the work you do to support our industry! I will recommend you to everyone!"
Orlando - Philippines
" I was sent home for not having the required STCW training and told I could not report until I had a certificate. All the options I found would require several days to get the training, I could not afford that. I found your online course and within a few hours I had the required training and a valid certificate allowing me to return to work the next day! Thank you!"
Since the STCW mandated training has gone into effect, less than scrupulous vendors have appeared offering "discount" STCW training that is not worth the paper it is printed on , do not risk your career on a certificate that will not be recognized as valid if your vessel is inspected.IMSN is a DNV certified security training facility and offers the required STCW training as well as many others. Visit our training page to see our course lists as well as ways to take of courses.
IMSN announced its new corporate headquarter’s training facility has passed the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) annual audit process for 2014 and has been “recommended for continued certification” by the DNV Lead Auditor. IMSN moved to its new corporate offices in Canonsburg, PA in January 2014. The new offices have increased square footage which allows for more executive offices, file storage and class room training space. Hugh Stanfield V.P. for IMSN stated,” maintaining the DNV certification is imperative for IMSN to continue solidifying its mission of becoming the premier maritime training company in the country.”
IMSN and MACOSNAR launch new CBT courses to meet Jan 2014 deadline for STCW maritime security training
International Maritime Security Network, LLC (IMSN) and Macosnar Training Institute Corp (MTI) are now offering 2 new online, computer based training (CBT) online courses that satisfy the STCW security training requirements forSeafarers with Designated Security Dutiesand Security Awareness for All Others. Mariners around the world can now take this course, start to finish, in the comfort of their own home and, after successful completion, print their Certificate from their own computerfor $390.00 USD for the Seafarers with Designated Security Duties and $150.00 USD for Security Awareness for All Others. read full release
The DNV certified antipiracy course can be previewed and purchased here