Security Search Techniques: Baggage

Searching baggage is far more complex than simply opening it up to see what is inside. Proper procedures need to be followed to comply with the law and to avoid an oversight that might create a security breach or lead to a catastrophe.

Security Search Techniques: Baggage examines the most important features of conducting successful searches. The video presents how to prepare for the search, how to conduct a thorough search and how to respond if contraband or prohibited items are discovered.

The methods demonstrated in Security Search Techniques: Baggage are based on what is required in the ISPS Code and the expertise of Ravi Shankar, security consultant to some of the largest shipping companies in the world. Security Search Techniques: Baggage shows a thorough baggage search and what needs to be done to prevent unauthorized or illegal items from reaching your ship.


  • Establishing a secure search area and posting search policy
  • Establishing identity
  • Working with port security
  • Unaccompanied and suspicious baggage
  • The importance of the ship security plan
  • Proper response to finding contraband

Use in conjunction with the Maritime Security Awareness Training Digital Workbook to maximize your learning experience.

Available on:On Demand
Length: 12
Audio: EN
Subtitles: EN, CH, SP
Item no: DVD0-22
Categories: Security
STCW: Security Duties (A-VI/6-2)

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