Proficiency in personnel survival techniques


This course covers the mandatory minimum basic safety training requirements as set out in Regulation VI/1 Section A-VI/1 Para2.1.1.1 & 2.2, Table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW 1978 as amended.


1.2 LEARNING Objective

On successful completion of this course, participants will acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and competence to be able to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.



The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, understanding and competence to perform their relevant duties on the ship.


1.4 COURSE Duration

            Total Duration = 15 hrs. 


1.5Entry Standards / learner Status

The course is open for:

  • Persons who are aged not less than sixteen (16) years old on the date of commencement of the course.
  • Candidates should have completed Secondary 5 level of Education Or
  • Persons who have completed an approved training programme as a Cadet or Rating.


Participants shall be medically fit and should undergo a medical checkup by a SMSA approved medical practitioner and submit a medical report accordingly.