What is the STCW 95 / 2010 training course?

The 5 day STCW Basic Safety Training course (STCW95 & STCW 2010) is required to be undertaken by all seafarers in accordance with section A-Vl/1 of the STCW Code. The course is intended to ensure that seafarers are aware of the hazards of working on a vessel and enables you to respond appropriately to an emergency.

The course modules below make up the mandatory familiarisation and basic safety training requirements for all seafarers is an ideal course for anyone looking for Seafarer basic safety training at a recreational level or those wishing to make a career at sea.

In accordance with the STCW 2010 Manila amendments which became mandatory on the 1st of January 2014, all seafarers that did not have specifically designated security duties whereby the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) course will be required and is available as a top up when completing the basic training package.

The modules listed within the course are a requirement for commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore or Ocean that are working towards the MCA STCW Master Yacht 200 Tonnes (OOW 500 tonnes). And are also required by Masters and deck officers in commercial vessels over 24m in length and less than 500GT.

Course content

Personal Survival Techniques (STCW A-VI/1-1)

The module provides knowledge of essential prevention and survival techniques. It includes both theoretical and practical sessions, investigating causes of distress, knowledge and use of equipment, launch and recovery of life rafts, preparation for survival, personal survival skills and use of search and rescue organisations

Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (STCW A-VI/1-2)

The module deals with the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of fires aboard ship, how fires are caused and the first means of extinguishing them. The course includes practical training in the use of fire fighting equipment and the use of breathing apparatus for fire fighting and rescue.

Elementary First Aid (STCW A-VI/1-3)

The module is a combination of theory and practical training for basic first aid and life saving skills. This course is intended for all seafaring personnel who need to be able to practice elementary first aid on board ship. It comprises the knowledge required in STCW 95 Table A-VI/1-3 and provides an introduction to the principles of first aid. It shows how to respond to the most common medical emergencies.

Proficiency in Security Awareness (STCW A-VI/6-1)

All seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on ships required to comply with the ISPS code are required to undertake the Proficiency in Security Awareness course. The course provides necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to personnel intending to work on ships who will not have any designated security duties.

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (STCW A-VI/1-4)

The module gives basic induction training in safety procedures and accident prevention and familiarizes novice seafarers with employment and working conditions aboard. It is a classroom based course.

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