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.
IMSN is now partnered with CSI to offer OSHA training. IMSN will be offering select OSHA classes in our PA offices starting very soon.Click the CSI logo for more information on CSI and the ranges of classes they offer.
IMSN the industry leader in maritime security training and consulting is proud to announce the launch of the first USCG approved computer based training for Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties ( VPDSD). This disc based training program will allow IMSN to offer our customers the STCW mandated training on location as an alternative to the classroom environment. This newly approved format will allow the course to be taught while underway, on a platform or virtually anywhere mariners are located. The added convenience will allow mariners increased training flexibility without forcing them to use downtime to attend classroom training. An additional plus to the new program will be the lower cost associated with computer based training! To learn more about this newly approved format, please contact Martin White the IMSN Director of Training at email@example.com .
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 computer for $240.00 USD for the Seafarers with Designated Security Duties and $115.00 USD for Security Awareness for All Others. read full release
The DNV certified antipiracy course can be previewed and purchased here