Sea Survival / Personal Survival Techniques

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Table AVI/1-1. You will be taught what you can do to ensure your survival in the event that you have to abandon ship at sea and what preparations you should make.

Personal Survival Techniques course covers both a theory and practical elements, which includes a two-hour pool drill. During the practical session you will learn:

The correct use of an inflatable life raft
Capsizing drills
How to safely abandon ship
How to swim while wearing a life jacket
Other types of lifesaving appliances

Students should be physically fit. Any medical condition, especially back, cardiac or respiratory conditions, should be brought to the attention of the instructor.