Sea Survival Training | STCW Personal Survival Technqiues

Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques

STCW Reg VI/1 para 1 & Sec A-VI/1 para 2.1.1

1 day (there will be refreshment breaks and 1hr lunch break each day. Hot and cold beverages provided)

Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Course Dates: Please contact the office for individual dates during the STCW 5 Part Basic Safety week.

Prerequisites: A basic level of fitness is required to complete the practical elements of the course. There is no pre-learning required.

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide seafarers the essential knowledge and training in personal survival techniques, particularly focusing on:

  • understanding the main types of maritime emergencies
  • correct use of survival equipment particularly life-jackets and inflatable life rafts.
  • the principles of survival
  • proper use of survival craft.

This course forms part of the mandatory 'Basic Safety Training' course, however can be undertaken on its own.

The course will include videos, group discussions, design exercises, trainer led presentations, practical cold water entry techniques, cold water swimming, launching and inflating a life raft, boarding and leaving a life raft, assisting others into a life raft, righting an upturned life raft and a final ship abandonment exercise with environmental effects.

Delegates will be assessed throughout the course.

Trainer to delegate ratio of 1:24 for theory elements and 1:8 for practical sessions.

The STCW requirement for refresher training at 5-yearly intervals must be met or sufficient onboard evidence must be provided. 

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

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