Refresher of essential basic knowledge and experience of personal survival principles and techniques
MCA STCW Refresher Training Personal Survival Techniques course has been introduced from the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention (STCW 2010). This has brought about a number of changes with the aim of improving maritime safety. The most significant amendment is the requirement for all seafarers to conduct 5 yearly updates on elements of the STCW mandatory safety training modules. This applies to Personal Survival Techniques. From 1 January 2017 seafarers revalidating their MCA Certificate of Competence are required to provide evidence of having either completed the full initial course within the past five years or that a refresher training course has been undertaken. If crews cannot provide evidence of having met the updating training requirements as set out by the STCW Manila Amendments, the vessel could fail a port state control inspection which will result in delays and fines.
More information can be found on MSN 1865 (M)
This is a one-day refresher course based in the classroom and in a pool covering essential basic knowledge and experience of personal survival principles and techniques that can be applied to maximize chances in a survival situation.
Note this course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any participant unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor before attending.
Previous Experience Required
STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques (Sea Survival) Course
- Correctly put on and use an immersion suit.
- Able to swim wearing a lifejacket
- Jump from a height into the water
- Wearing a life jacket, able to right a life raft
- Maintain afloat without a lifejacket.
- Whilst wearing a lifejacket board a survival craft from the water
Abilities gained after the course
The ability to maintain the required standard of competence in personal survival techniques (PST).
Complete an MCA STCW Refresher Personal Survival Techniques every 5 years.
All course materials are included
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