ADVANCED CRUISE SHIP SECURITY COURSE:CRIME PREVENTION, DETECTION, EVIDENCE PRESERVATION AND REPORTING: CRUISE LINE SECURITY AND SAFETY ACT OF 2010 VINCENT J. McNALLY, MPS, CEAP SAFEATSEA@HOTMAIL.COM 813 802 8086
OVERVIEWOverview: This 5 day course is a reality based seminar with exercises which exceedsthe requirements of CVSSA, and is intended to provide knowledge required forsecurity personnel assigned to passenger vessels.This course has been received by the designated US Government certifying agency(MARAD) and is awaiting final approval.This course was developed by Vincent McNally who has six years’ experience as aship Security Officer for a major cruise line, police instructor in Baghdad, Iraq, over30 years as an FBI Agent, Supervisor and Unit Chief as well as developing masterdegree university courses .Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SCOPEThis course is intended to provide the knowledge required for personnel who are assignedpassenger vessel security responsibilities to perform their duties as mandated in theCruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 (CVSSA) , Pub. L. No. 111-207 (July 27, 2010)(codified at 46 U.S.C. Sections 3507, 3508). (As MARAD, per e-mail and conversation on8/29/2012, advised the instructor Vince McNallly on August 29, 2012 that they have notdeveloped the certification standards to certify a CVSSA course and when they do they willlook at my course. In the meantime it is permissible to teach the course. Also, MARAD isthe only correct certification entity for CVSSA. (Guidelines for Maritime Security TrainingCourse Providers: I. BACKGROUND: Section 109 of the Maritime Transportation Security Actof 2002 (MTSA) (P.L. 107-295) charged the Secretary of Transportation with developing“standards and curriculum to allow for the training and certification of maritime securityprofessionals.” The Secretary of Transportation delegated the MTSA mandate to theMaritime Administration (MARAD) and the United States Merchant Marine Academy,which developed the required standards and curriculum and prepared a report toCongress.)
Cruise ships are cities within themselves withelaborate security measures to protect employeesand guests. Add into the equation a rogue wave,an accident, a serious altercation, a fire, a swineflu epidemic or even piracy … now we have aserious problem. COPYRIGHT 2012 TRAUMAREDUCTION INC.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WRONG ACTION IS TAKEN TO A MINOR INCIDENT• Media=bad publicity• Loss of revenue• Shutdown• WHAT HAPPENS ON A CRUISE SHIP AFFECTS THE ENTIRE SHIPPING INDUSTRY.
POSSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES• Sexual assaults 45%=2000-2005• Physical assaults 22%• Robbery• Pirates• Hijacking• Suicide Bomber• Terrorists (1/30years) Achilles Lauro, Mediterranean
CRUISE SHIP SECURITY & SAFETY ACT OF 2010 • On July 27, 2010 President Obama signed into law the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010. The new law aims to improve the safety and security of American citizens sailing as passengers to and from the United States on large cruise vessels. The law requires large cruise vessels carrying American citizens to adopt basic reporting, safety, and security measures SIMILIAR to those American tourists have come to expect in the hotel industry in the United States. COPYRIGHT 2012 TRAUMAREDUCTION INC.
12,000,000 passengers vacation on Cruise vessels PER YEARCRUISE VESSEL SECURITY AND SAFETY ACT OF 2010 REQUIRES CRUISE VESSELS TO ADOPT: • SECURITY PEEPHOLES • SECURITY CAMERAS • TIME SENSITIVE LOCKS AND LATCHES • 42 INCH HIGH GUARD RAILS • SAFETY GUIDE TO EACH PASSENGER • REPORT TO THE FBI ALL SERIOUS CRIME AND THEFTS OVER $1000 • SERIOUS CRIMES AND WITH THEFTS AVOVE $10,000 TO BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE FBI IF AMERICAN NATIONAL • FBI POST STASTISTICAL INFO RE CRIMES ONTO THE INTERNET • ENHANCED MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS AND TO PROVIDE INFO AND ACCESS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND COUNSEL • CONFIDENTIALITY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS • CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS COPYRIGHT 2012 TRAUMAREDUCTION INC.
FBI JurisdictionCruise Ship Safety and Security • The FBI has jurisdiction over a crime committed on a ship that has U.S. citizens on aboard, regardless of flag and the nationality of the perpetrator or victim. • If the crime occurs within the territorial waters or 12 miles of the U.S. coast, then it is under the FBIs jurisdiction. • If the perpetrator or victim is a U.S. national on a ship that departed from a U.S. port, then the FBI has jurisdiction over the crime. • The FBI has jurisdiction over any acts of terrorism against the U.S. • If the crime occurs outside of U.S. territorial waters, international laws or laws of sovereign nations will apply. • The FBI legal attaches assist local authorities in evidence collection and other duties. COPYRIGHT 2012 TRAUMAREDUCTION INC.
Cruise Ship Safety and Security• The Coast Guard inspects each cruise ships safety and compliance to regulations.• It covers lifesaving equipment, hull structure, watertight integrity, firefighting and safety navigation of the ship to name a few.• If the ship passes cruise safety inspection, it is issued a validation certificate. This certificate is displayed for passengers to view. Twice a year, the Coast Guard administers a vessel compliance program of all international and U.S. standards including environmental protection, cruise ship safety and security.• COPYRIGHT 2012 TRAUMAREDUCTION INC.
ObjectiveThose who successfully complete this course should be able todemonstrate knowledge, understanding and proficiency in crimeprevention and detection, evidence preservation and reporting of criminalactivities in the international maritime environment as defined in CVSSASection 3508. This knowledge shall include, but is not limited to:1. ability to identify protective measures for preventing and detectingcriminal activity;2. familiarity with emergency procedures and contingency plans;3. recognition of security and safety risks, threats, and vulnerabilities;4. techniques used to circumvent security measures;5. recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics andbehavioral patterns of persons who are likely to pose security and safetythreats;6. understanding of the roles and responsibilities of law enforcementofficials, vessel security officers and medical staff;7. ability to secure and maintain a crime scene until released by lawenforcement officials and;8. understanding of reporting requirements and the ability todocument serious crimes.
COURSE SYLLABUSINTRODUCTIONLEVEL 1 SECURITY TRAININGACTIVE LISTENING TOOLSINTERVIEW AND INTERROGATIONEVIDENCE AND CRIME SCENESEXUAL ASSAULTDEATH INVESTIGATIONREPORT WRITING AND CASEMANAGEMENTFIRST RESPONDER CRISIS NEGOTIATION COPYRIGHT 2012 TRAUMAREDUCTION INC.
PRACTICAL EXERCISE SCENERIO:NEGOTIATOR TALKING TO HOSTAGE TAKER copyright 2012: traumareduction inc.
Entry Standards Those attending this course are mariners or other persons who are employed (or are to be employed) by a passenger vessel owner or operator and who are likely to be designated as part of the vessel’s security team. If not designated as “Vessel Security Officer”, those who take this course should have knowledge of vessel operations and maritime security matters. Verification that these conditions are met will be done prior to accepting candidates for training.