Course Details

Location Norwich
Start Time 08:30 am
Duration 1 day
Validity 5 years
Accreditation MCA
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Personal Survival Techniques

This course is a pre-requisite for entry to the Merchant Navy and conforms to the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) standard. The course also forms part of the 5 day STCW Combined course. Considerable emphasis is places on practical elements and all students are required to engage in all the structural activities to qualify for a certificate.

Prerequisite training


Course content

Delegates successfully completing the course will have gained knowledge of:

  • Types of emergency which may occur at sea
  • Actions to be taken when called to survival craft stations, emergency and pre-abandonment preparation
  • Lifeboats
  • Marine Evacuation Systems
  • Operations of location devices including the operation of distress rockets and flares
  • Actions in the event of man-overboard
  • Life-raft structure, launching methods, operation, contents and care of the vessel
  • Boarding the life-raft and righting in the event of a capsize
  • Use of life jackets, including method of correct water entry from a height
  • Individual and group survival techniques in the water, hypothermia and frostbite

Recommended refresher training

Holder should undertake Further Training in line with International Maritime Organisation and Maritime & Coastguard Agency Guidelines.

Course fees include:

  • MCA certification
  • Course certification in Log Book

Availability (ex VAT)

Please ensure you arrive 30 mins before the start time
Delegates arriving late on any day will not be allowed to attend the course and the fee will be forfeited.

If no courses are listed, please contact us for additional availability.

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