Refresher & Updating STCW Basic safety courses

1.1          Scope                                                                   

This course covers the mandatory minimum basic safety training requirements as set out in


Section A-VI/1 Paragraph 2, Table A-VI/1-1, Table A-VI/1-2, Table A-VI/1-3, Table A-VI/1-4 and additional criteria specified on Section A-VI/1 Paragraph 3of the STCW 1978 Convention, 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.
  • Take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency.
  • Minimize the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness to emergency situations involving fire. Fight and extinguish fires.
  • Comply with emergency procedures, take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment, observe safe working practices, contribute to effective communications on board ship, contribute to effective human relationships on board ship, understand and take necessary action to control fatigue.


1.3          purpose

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 = 18 hrs. 


1.5         Entry Standards / learner Status

The course is open for:

  • A candidate holding existing STCW basic training certificates.


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