STCW Safety Courses

Basic Training (Blended)

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This is required by the STCW 2010 code for all mariners with safety or pollution control duties. Basic Training (Basic Safety Training) combines all four elements of basic safety into one program.


The course is thought through a blended program: students will spend 57 hours of blended learning, including 19 hours across 3 days of in-class training. Seafarer’s employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated duties in the operation of the ship shall, before being assigned, must have completed Basic Training. Successful completion of this course will satisfy:

  • The Basic Training per STCW Code, as amended 2010 Section A-VVl; AND,
  • The Personal Survival Techniques per 46 CFR l l.302(a)(l) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(l);AND,
  • The Basic Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 1 l.201(h)(2) [BASIC Only] and 46 CFR 1 l.201(h)(3); AND,
  • The Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 1 l.302(a)(2) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(2); AND,
  • The Fire Fighting requirements per 46 CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3), 13.401(d) and 13.501(c)(3) for any tankerman endorsement; AND,
  • The First Aid & CPR requirements per 46 CFR l l.201(i)(l) when applied for within one year of the date of training; AND,
  • The Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(4) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(4); AND,
  • The practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of ALL of National Assessment Guidelines TASK’s, as documented in NVIC

Course Topics:

First Aid/ CPR: First Aid, Drug and Alcohol, Medical Care, Hypothermia, Staying Healthy, Prevention of AIDS

Personal Survival Techniques: SOLAS and LSA Code, Types of emergencies on ships, Personal Lifesaving Equipment, Liferaft Operations, Signaling Equip. and Pyrotechnics, Training and Drills, Helicopter Ops, Rescue Operations and Techniques

Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities: Comply with Emergency Procedures, Prevention of Pollution of the Marine Environment, Observe Safe Working Practices, Effective Communication on Board Ship, Human Relationships on Board Ship, Personal Well-Being on Board

Basic Fire Fighting: Fire Prevention and Safety, FF Organization, Fire Safety Arrangements, Detection System & Alarms, Fire Extinguishing Appliances & System and Procedures

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Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.