The Security Officer is reporting to the SSO. He/She is responsible for implementing all security procedures established by the Company and coordinates the work of the whole security team. SECO should to give specific assignments to each security guard, rotating them in their duties. When the ship is in port he/she have to make sure that all entrances are manned by security personnel and all security checks are properly done, optimizing the resources. He/she surveys the port area in order to assess the level of threat and supervises security at the terminal and in the outside areas (pier or port access). With the support of the SSO, he/she establishes liaisons with local authorities in the ports visited by the ship. This will provide local intelligence information that can be precious for the security of the vessel. He/she is responsible for monitoring suspicious situation during the cruise, with the help of the team and in close co-ordination with the other ship departments. Among the other tasks SECO establishes crowd control procedures when necessary, making use of knowledge of crowd and crisis management and carries out investigations in case of passenger accidents/incidents.