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This course is physically demanding. Candidates must be physically fit and meet the standard entry requirements for entry into the Merchant Navy.

The course follows a standard programme. The course delivers a basic knowledge and practice of survival techniques and principles that can be applied to maximise the probability of survival following a marine casualty.

The course will address the following:

  • Actions prior to abandonment of the vessel
  • Basic principles of survival
  • Types of survival equipment provided on board ships
  • Training and drills
  • Correct use of the lifejacket and entering the water from a height
  • Launching of a liferaft.
  • Righting of a capsized liferaft
  • Wet and dry boarding of a liferaft
  • Bringing aboard an injured casualty
  • Hypothermia and other medical factors
  • Liferaft first aid
  • Liferaft equipment
  • Actions to aid location by rescuers

Training is delivered through a combination of theory and practical sessions.

Course duration is one day.

This course is normally run on a Tuesday and is day 2 of a 4 day STCW Basic Safety Courses programme.As Follows.

Monday: STCW Elementary First Aid.

Tuesday: STCW Personal Survival Techniques.

Wednesday: STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities.

Thursday: STCW Ship Security Awareness.

The above courses are mandatory for all seafarers in all roles aboard and must renewed every 5 years.
Ben Tuimabualau 23/05/2018

Very knowledgeable instructor and the course is always up to date with the new IMO safety standards. This course was better than the advanced course I did in New Zealand.

Sean Carty 24/01/2018

Top class training in a friendly and efficient environment. I would highly recommend anyone to carry out their Sea Survival, First Aid etc. with Richard, Noel and all at the Seamanship Centre.

Brad Lurie 22/01/2017

All recommendations for The Seamanship Centre, I can recommend it to anyone who is looking for a high quality service.

Norbert Bus 10/09/2016

I am very satisfied with the Seamanship Centre. The instructors have great and wide experience in their field and they can provide first hand knowledge. The place is well equiped with all the necessary tools you need for the actual course you are doing. I can recommend it to anybody who is interested in good quality of service! I cannot wait to go back again.

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STCW Week (Tuesday) Personal Survival Techniques.

  • Brand: STCW
  • Product Code: STCW Week. PST
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €250.00


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