STCW Personal Survival Techniques

Basic Sea Survival / STCW Personal Survival Techniques

This course is an essential part of your survival training at sea. It is designed to teach the basics in emergency situations, evacuation, life craft, survival and rescue.

One and a half day Personal Survival course module, also known as Basic Sea Survival, which is instructed in compliance to STCW '95 Code A – VI/1-1 and consists of a day in the 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 theory part is followed by a written exam. The remainder of the course is spent in a swimming pool performing the simulation of abandon ship procedures. The practical exercises are subject to ongoing assessment by the instructor.

Next Steps

As a professional in the yacht industry you are required to update and learn new skills on a regular basis. As you move up the chain of command or look for new opportunities your qualifications are essential.

IYT plays a leading role in your professional training with over 250 + schools in 40+ countries around the world.  We facilitate theoretical and practical training with the following conditions;

  1. Elearning preparatory course
  2. ISO 9001:2008 Standards (BSI)
  3. Leading Government Approvals
  4. Leading International Certificate Acceptance

View our course progression for an understanding of what is possible when you train professionally with IYT.