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STCW Personal Survival Techniques

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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.

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