STCW Personal Survival Techniques

STCW Personal Survival Techniques

STCW Personal Survival Techniques Course intends to equip people who go to sea professionally with essential basic knowledge and experience that can be applied to maximise their chances of survival in the event of an emergency.

This course is needed for all crew. The STCW 2010 Personal Survival Techniques course in in line with meeting the requirements laid down in, STCW 1978 as amended (Including STCW95 and STCW 2010) Regulation VI/1 and STCW Code Section A-VI/1 Paragraphs 2.1.1

Introduction Safety & Survival

  • Safety Guidance
  • Principles of Survival at sea
  • Definitions, survival craft and appliances
  • SOLAS Training manual
  • Safety Symbols

Emergency situations

  • Types of emergencies
  • Precautions
  • Fire Provisions
  • Foundering
  • Crew expertise and initial familiarisation
  • Muster List and emergency signals
  • Crew and emergency instructions
  • Extra equipment and survival
  • Abandon ship – complications


  • Abandoning ship last resort
  • Personal preparation for abandoning ship
  • Need to prevent panic
  • Crew duties to passengers
  • Crew duties launching survival craft
  • Masters orders to abandon ship
  • Means of Survival

Survival Craft and Rescue boats

  • Lifeboats
  • Life-rafts
  • Rescue boats

Personal Life-saving appliances

  • Lifebuoys
  • Life-jackets
  • Immersion suits/anti-exposure suit
  • Thermal Protective aids

Personal Life-saving appliances (Demonstrations)

  • Lifebuoys
  • Life-jackets
  • Inflatable life-jackets
  • Immersion suits or anti-exposure suit
  • Thermal protective aids
  • Personal survival without a life-jacket
  • Boarding survival craft

Survival at sea

  • Dangers to survivors
  • Best use of survival craft facilities

Emergency radio equipment (Lecture and Demonstrations)

  • Portable radio apparatus for survival craft
  • Emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs)
  • Search and Rescue transponders (SARTs)

Helicopter assistance

  • Communicating with the helicopter
  • Evacuation from ship and survival craft
  • Helicopter pick-up
  • Correct use of helicopter harness

Ability After Course: The Personal Survival Techniques Certificate covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention and Code Chapter VI, Section A – VI/1. On Completion of this course, a trainee will be able to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.
Duration: 1 Day

Price: €255.00 (Training package price starting from €120)

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