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STCW Overview


Basic Safety Training

STCW Refresher Training & Revalidation

STCW Refresher training is now compulsory for revalidation of all STCW’95 certificates with an expiry date after January 1, 2017 or those having no expiration date. 
 Please see details about refresher training on the the course description page.

STCW Elementary First Aid

IYT’s STCW 95 Elementary First Aid is one of the professional commercial modules required to work on superyachts. This one day First Aid and CPR course is instructed in compliance to STCW ’95 Code A-VI/1-3 and consists of approximately seven hours of theory and practical training. We cover basic First Aid and CPR in marine situations. The course is followed by a written exam.

STCW Basic Fire Prevention & Firefighting

Two-day fire prevention and firefighting module, which is instructed in compliance to STCW 95 Code A – VI/1-2 including shipboard firefighting organisation, the elements of fire and explosion, types of ignition, fire and smoke detection, breathing apparatus use and automatic alarm system familiarisation. Trainees will fight and extinguish actual fires using personal equipment, practical instruction taught by licensed and certified firefighting professionals. It takes two days to complete and is followed by an exam.

STCW Personal Survival Techniques

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.

STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

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.

STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness

A half-day module, which is instructed in compliance with STCW Reg V1/6 and Part A of Section A-VI/6 paragraph four and consists of a half day in the classroom covering subjects such as maritime security key threats, recognition and awareness of threats, plans and procedures for combatting threats, drills, communications and reporting.

All yacht crew need to be aware of new requirements for STCW compliance.
”Maritime Security Awareness” training will be required for all crew entering into the professional yachting industry at all levels.

This module is required from January 1, 2014 as a part of the update to the STCW Code mandated by the 2010 Manila Amendments, by all personnel employed or engaged on-board ships to which the ISPS Code applies. The 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Code entered into force on January 1, 2012. Although some administrations may introduce new standards from this date, many may continue to apply existing standards for certification and training until the required compliance date.

Governments may continue to renew and revalidate under the existing convention until January 1, 2017. However, for new entrants commencing training after July 1, 2013, they MUST comply with new mandatory standards.

There are two exceptions to the above, which are:

  • The new minimum hours of rest for seafarers come into force on 1st January 2012.

  • Mandatory security training is applicable from 1st January 2014.

IYT’s network of professional partner schools that offer STCW Basic Safety Training are approved to offer this additional course, which is recognised by the Marshall Islands. Successful candidates will receive a “Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness” certificate, which is valid for a period of five years. Please contact the professional IYT partner school nearest you to complete this training.

Next Steps

As a professional in the yachting 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. Please make sure they do not expire.

IYT plays a leading role in your professional training with 250 + schools in 56 countries around the world. We facilitate theoretical and practical training through our network of partner schools globally.

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