STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness A half-day module, which is instructed in compliance with STCW Reg V1/6 and Part A of Section A-VI/6 paragraph four and consists of a half day in the classroom covering subjects such as maritime security key threats, recognition and awareness of threats, plans and procedures for combatting threats, drills, communications and reporting. All yacht crew need to be aware of new requirements for STCW compliance.
”Maritime Security Awareness” training will be required for all crew entering into the professional yachting industry at all levels. This module is required from January 1, 2014 as a part of the update to the STCW Code mandated by the 2010 Manila Amendments, by all personnel employed or engaged on-board ships to which the ISPS Code applies. The 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Code entered into force on January 1, 2012. Although some administrations may introduce new standards from this date, many may continue to apply existing standards for certification and training until the required compliance date. Governments may continue to renew and revalidate under the existing convention until January 1, 2017. However, for new entrants commencing training after July 1, 2013, they MUST comply with new mandatory standards.

 There are two exceptions to the above, which are:
 The new minimum hours of rest for seafarers come into force on 1st January 2012.
 Mandatory security training is applicable from 1st January 2014.