STCW Personal Survival Techniques

1 day course about survival at sea if it all goes wrong

Teaches the actions to be taken by individuals to protect themselves in emergency situations. The first session is classroom based covering theoretical elements. The second session is practical training using life jackets, survival suits and inflatable life rafts in the pool.


This course is part of the mandatory basic safety training courses, which also include: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities and Elementary First Aid.


The course is included in our STCW Basic Safety Training Week.


Course Content


  • Types of emergency situations such as collision, fire, sinking;
  • Types of life-saving appliances normally carried on ships;
  • Equipment in survival craft;
  • Location of personal life-saving appliances;
  • Principles concerning survival.

Practical instruction will include

  • Donning a life jacket;
  • Donning and use an immersion suit;
  • Safely jumping from a height into the water;
  • Righting an inverted life raft while wearing a life jacket;
  • Swimming while wearing a life jacket;
  • Keeping afloat;
  • Boarding a life raft from ship and water while wearing a life jacket;
  • Taking initial actions on boarding a life raft to enhance chance of survival;
  • Streaming a drogue or sea anchor;
  • Operating location devices, including radio equipment.






Price per person


1 day of 8 hours


Dates for 2017

  • Saturday 11th March
  • Saturday 13th May
  • Saturday 10th June
  • Saturday 22nd July
  • Saturday 12th August
  • Saturday 23rd September
  • Saturday 14th October
  • Saturday 11th November
  • Saturday 09th December

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