Basic Safety Training

Duration: 5 or 6 days

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of STCW section VI/1 and is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Courses 1.19, 1.20, 1.21, 1.23 and consists of the following:

Personal Survival Techniques VI/I-I
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting VI/I-2
Elementary First Aid VI/I-3
Personal Safety and Social Responsibility VI/I-4
Course is open to all seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship.


After successful completion of the course the trainee will be able to demonstrate competency in surviving at sea in the event of ship abandonment; minimize the risk of fire; take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency; comply with emergency procedures, observe safe working practices and effectively communicate with others.

Course Content:
Personal Survival Techniques VI/I-I
  • Introduction, safety and survival
  • Emergency situations
  • Evacuation
  • Survival craft and rescue boats
  • Personal life – saving appliances
  • Survival at sea
  • Emergency radio equipment
  • Helicopter assistance
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting VI/I-2
  • Introduction and principles
  • Theory of fire
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire detection
  • Fixed fire-extinguishing systems
  • Miscellaneous fire-fighting equipment
  • Ship fire-fighting organization
  • Fire-fighting methods
  • Fire-fighting drills
  • Review and final assessment
Elementary First Aid VI/I-3
  • General principles
  • Body structure and functions
  • Positioning of casualty
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Bleeding
  • Management of shock
  • Burns and scalds, and accidents caused by electricity
  • Rescue and transport of casualty
Personal Safety and Social Responsibility VI/I-4
  • Safe work on ship
  • Human relationship and contribution for good human relationship on ship
  • Understanding order and ability of understanding given order
  • Methods in emergency
  • Prevention for pollution of sea environment
  • Human relationships

The course is approved by the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Panama Maritime Authority, Merchant Shipping Directorate of the Authority for Transport in Malta and the Republic of Cyprus.


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