International Maritime Security Network (IMSN) has now been approved by the Maritime Administration to provide Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act 2010 (CVSSA ) training in accordance to Model Course CVSSA 11-01. CVSSA requires passenger vessels to implement various regulations to promote safety and security. New requirements include technology for detecting falls overboard, recording evidence of possible crimes, hailing devices, security guides, peep holes in doors, sexual assault training, mandated crime statistics reporting and crime scene preservation training. The new law strives to make a safer environment for millions of cruise ship passengers who vacation on the high seas.
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 proud toannounce its partnership with International Crew Training (ICT) located inFt. LauderdaleFL. ICT will offer IMSN's USCG and DNV approved STCW mandated courses on a regular basis,allowing mariners more optionsto complete theirmandated training requirements. USCG requires the courses be taught in person for US flaggedpersonnel. "ICT's Ft.Lauderdaleofficewasthe perfect choice to offer the classes," said IMSN CEO Captain Tim Nease."ICTfacilitieshave ample square footage, competent instructors andnumerousclassrooms available forcompletion of STCWcourses. ICTis customer focused andcan offer the necessary STCW training forboth individuals andlarge groups."
"ICT has acombined 200 years of teaching experience and offers dozens of other courses as well as the IMSN courses.ICT's facilities are second to none, using the latest simulators and educational materials, ICT offers an efficient comprehensive learning environment."