The ISPS Security Officer course is both MCA and USCG approved and is specifically designed for yacht crew and yacht management companies to implement their security plan. Also See: Security Awareness with Designated Duties
This course includes an introduction to the background of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), the roles of the company security officer (CSO) and ship/ vessel security officer (SSO/VSO), security requirements and security administration.
The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code is an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (1974/1988) on minimum security arrangements for ships, ports and government agencies. (Wikipedia Description of ISPS Security)