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STCW Personal Survival Techniques

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STCW Personal Survival Techniques
This course is physically demanding. Candidates must be physically fit and meet the standard entry requirements for entry into the Merchant Navy.

The course follows a standard programme. The course delivers a basic knowledge and practice of survival techniques and principles that can be applied to maximise the probability of survival following a marine casualty.

The course will address the following:

  • Actions prior to abandonment of the vessel
  • Basic principles of survival
  • Types of survival equipment provided on board ships
  • Training and drills
  • Correct use of the lifejacket and entering the water from a height
  • Launching of a liferaft.
  • Righting of a capsized liferaft
  • Wet and dry boarding of a liferaft
  • Bringing aboard an injured casualty
  • Hypothermia and other medical factors
  • Liferaft first aid
  • Liferaft equipment
  • Actions to aid location by rescuers

Training is delivered through a combination of theory and practical sessions.

Course duration is one day.

This course is normally run on a Tuesday and is day 2 of a 4 day STCW Basic Safety Courses programme

  • Monday: STCW Elementary First Aid.
  • Tuesday: STCW Personal Survival Techniques.
  • Wednesday: STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities.
  • Thursday: STCW Ship Security Awareness.

The above courses are mandatory for all seafarers in all roles aboard and must renewed every 5 years.

Location: This course will be held at. Ballyshannon Leisure Center. F94 TX3Y Ballyshannon. Co. Donegal

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