The STCW Basic Training Course offered in Cape Town runs every week and is the minimum legal requirement for all crew working comercially at sea. The STCW training, under the guidance of highly skilled mariners, provides crew with the opportunity to experience and train using real-life scenarios under safe conditions. It is essential to prepare crew for any and all eventualities at sea in order to protect the lives of fellow crew and guests on-board.
The STCW Basic Training Course is internationally recognized and meets all international standards prescribed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The STCW 2010 course, formerly STCW 95, is made up of 4 modules:
Elementary First Aid: This STCW course module will provide you with the basic knowledge & understanding of what to do when encountering an accident or medical emergency on board the yacht or cruise ship.
Marine Fire Fighting: You will learn about fire prevention on board a yacht or ship, proper use of equipment and shipboard firefighting drills and procedures.
Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (PSSR): This STCW training prepares you for the day-to-day emergencies that may occur, safe working practices and understanding of basic employment and working conditions on board the yacht or cruise ship.
Personal Survival Techniques (PST): This STCW course module teaches you the essential principles of sea survival and safety including: donning of lifejackets, launching of life rafts, evacuation and use of search and rescue tools.