Security Services

Maritime Security Awareness and PDSD Training

At Orchid Risk, we provide Maritime Security Awareness and PDSD Training following the Manila amendment (2010). On completion of these training courses, you will have an understanding and satisfactory knowledge of the importance of ship security. To find out more about each of these courses, please keep reading.

Maritime Security Awareness

If you are a member of personnel employed or engaged on board ships to which the ISPS Code (The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code) applies, you will require Maritime Security Awareness training. This is a course for all members of ship’s crews who do not have designated security duties on-board, and who do not require SSO or PDSD certification. For those who work at sea, including waiters, entertainment staff, hairdressers, cooks, stewards and more, this course is suitable.

Upon completion of the Seafarers Security Awareness training course, you will have sufficient knowledge to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security on your ship through heightened awareness. You will also be able to recognise security threats and understand the need for, and methods of, maintaining security awareness and vigilance.

This Maritime Security Awareness training is carried out by accredited trainers who have the highest levels of maritime security experience. When you come to us at Orchid Risk for this course, you can be sure you are getting the best in the industry.

PDSD Training

This PDSD (Proficiency in Designated Security Duties) training is required by all personnel employed or engaged on-board ships to which the ISPS Code applies. It must be undertaken by all seafarers and security personnel engaged on ship who have designated duties under the ships security plan, including anti-piracy and anti-armed robbery activities. This is also required training for former armed forces personnel looking to move into maritime security.

How Can We Help?

Here at Orchid Risk, we are an independent, global risk consultancy practice that specialises in maritime security and training solutions. Our geographical reach and the trust our clients place in us ensures we can help them to effectively solve their problems.

We have extraordinary people working here at Orchid Risk, and bring experience and world class skills to our work. As one of the more established security companies in the UK, we provide security advice and solutions to the commercial shipping industry that are unsurpassed. These solutions are aimed to mitigate many of the related risks and threats associated with vessel protection.

We will always seek to offer training of the highest standards, and aim to develop a strong and long term client relationship. The vessel protection services include both armed and unarmed teams, and we deliver these services, security advice, and intelligence for commercial vessels, super yachts, offshore vessels and vessels operating within the oil and gas industries.

Other Services

In addition to Maritime Security Awareness and PDSD Training, there are other services that we offer. These include Vessel Security Assessments, pre-embarkation hardening assessments and anti-piracy drills and training, as well as citadel placement, preparation advice, and maritime intelligence.


If our Maritime Security Awareness and PDSD Training course is the right choice for you, please contact us today on +44 (0) 1202 692250. Alternatively, you can fill in the form on our website or send an email to ops@orchidrisk.com.


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