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Exclusive Economic Zone Protection Officer (EEZ)
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Exclusive Economic Zone Protection Officer

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Key information


The aim of the course is to provide participants with background knowledge required by professional maritime practitioners and affiliates, as well as other important decision makers in EEZ Management and operations with a view to enabling a better understanding of the issues involved.

Course details

The course includes lectures and presentations covering:

  • History of the EEZ
  • International Maritime Law
  • Fishery Protection
  • Piracy and Armed Robbery*
  • Search and Rescue*
  • Maritime Police*
  • Customs and Counter Smuggling*
  • Immigration*
  • UK Border Force* (UKBF)
  • International Ship and Port Facilities Security Code (ISPS)
  • Board and Search Training
  • Met and Oceanography
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Vessel Design
  • Vessel Traffic Services* (VTS)
  • Oil Spill Response*
  • Safety of Merchant Shipping in Crisis and War
  • Aircraft in Support of EEZ
  • Student’s Country Presentations

Classroom studies are complemented by visits to:

  • The International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  • The International Maritime Bureau (IMB)
  • The National Maritime Information Centre (NMIC)
  • The Maritime Trade Information Centre (MTIC)
  •  The Maritime Coastguard Agency’s National Maritime Operation Centre
    (MCA) (NMOC)
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s College
  • Global Oil Spill Response Ltd
  • Solent Vessel Traffic Services


Officers of Lieutenant Commander to Captain (Navy) Level or equivalent and preferably operations officers of a patrol craft or Headquarters Watch keeping Officers, with a minimum of 2 years sea experience.

Qualifications gained

  • Not applicable

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