This course consists of a 4 hours course 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 the swimming pool performing the simulation of abandon ship procedures and takes approx. another 4 hours. The practical exercises are subject to ongoing assessment by the instructor.
Note: Candidates must be capable of rigorous exercise during the practical sessions in the water. Candidates must bring bathing suit or shorts & T-Shirts to the training, as well as a long-sleeved shirt and long pants to be used in the water. The practical sea survival training will be conducted in a pool. Non Swimmers may participate but must complete all the practical exercises wearing a Lifejacket.
This course module can be booked as a stand-alone course and as STCW Refresher training for STCW BST holders.