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 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