Delray Beach, FL, July 1, 2010: Maritime Protective Services announced the recertification for another five years of their leading training courses in the United Kingdom. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has again, reapproved their Ship Security Officer(SSO) and Company Security Officer(CSO) training courses, while the reaccreditation of their Port Facility Security Officer(PFSO) training course has again, been reapproved from Transportation Security Directorate (TRANSEC) of the Department for Transport. The schedule for courses to be held at the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, is as follows:

SSO Courses:
August 10-12, 2010
October 19-21, 2010
December 7-9, 2010
CSO Courses:
July 26-29, 2010
September 27-30, 2010
November 22-25, 2010
PFSO Courses:
July 27-29, 2010
August 10-12, 2010
October 19-21, 2010
December 7-9, 2010

To register for these classes or for more information about the UK office of Maritime Protective Services, please call +44 (0) 1202 684686 or email

In the United States, Maritime Protective Services has offered certified maritime security courses since 2005, having won recertification from the US Maritime Administration and Coast Guard in 2007 and 2008. For the remainder of 2010, Maritime Protective Services has scheduled several sessions of its Combined Vessel Security Officer(VSO), Company Security Officer(CSO) and Facilities Security Officer(FSO) Certification Course. This combined training course offers top-quality, up-to-date information in a student-driven environment that is based on real life scenarios in maritime transportation security.

The remaining sessions for this course, to be held in Boca Raton, Florida, are as follows:
August 10-13, 2010
October 5-8, 2010
December 7-10, 2010

To register for any of these courses, please go to or call us at 561-330-2020.

In addition to the regularly scheduled classes offered in Poole and Boca Raton, both the UK and US offices of Maritime Protective Services offer on-site classes at or near an individual company’s premises. These courses can be customized to a company’s circumstances. For more information and pricing, contact Maritime Protective Services, in the US at 561-330-2020, or in the UK at +44 (0)1202 684686.

Maritime Protective Services, Inc. is a leading authority in MTSA/ISPS Code training, in US and international maritime security regulatory compliance consulting, and in customized Offshore Asset Protection Programs. Since 2003, we have continued to deliver top-quality training and a maritime security consulting portfolio of projects that meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. For more information about our company, the clients we have served, or how we can assist you, please visit our website at or inquire at

By Professional Mariner Staff