The STCW came into effect to standardize training around the world. The STCW Basic Safety Training Certification is required by all seafarers who are working onboard commercial ships or superyachts. This STCW course is white flag recognized. Included: Training in First Aid and CPR Personal Safety and Social Responsibility Sea Survival Fire Fighting Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness.
Course syllabus (summary).
Personal Survival Module(One and a half days):
A full day in a classroom covering subjects such as emergency situations, evacuation, survival craft and rescue boats, personal lifesaving appliances, survival at sea, emergency radio equipment and helicopter assistance. The remainder of the course is spent in a swimming pool performing an actual life raft inflation and inversion and the simulation of other abandon ship procedures. The theory and practical are both followed by an exam.
Fire Prevention Module(Two days):
Fire Prevention module including shipboard firefighting organization, the elements of fire and explosion, types of ignition, fire and smoke detection, breathing apparatus use and automatic alarm system familiarization. Students will fight and extinguish actual fires using personal equipment, appliances methods and various agents. The module includes seminar and practical instruction taught by licensed and certified firefighting professionals from the Maritime School of the West Indies. It is followed by a written exam.
First and Aid CPR(One day):
First Aid and CPR course instructed by our medical instructor . Seven hours of theory and practical covering basic First Aid and CPR in marine situations. The course is followed by a written exam.
Personal Safety and Social responsibility(one and a half days):
This is a one day course which is instructed to STCW 95 Code A – VI/1-4 as revised by the 2010 Manila Amendment. The course covers working relationships on board, health and hygiene, drugs and alcohol, shipboard management structure and responsibilities, emergencies and safe working practices, with enhanced coverage of communications, control of fatigue, teamwork and marine environmental awareness issues.
The course is followed by a written exam. The course is followed by a written exam. 1/2 day PMSA (Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness)