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Personal Survival Techniques

£215 GBP

Course Type:
Personal Survival Techniques
Training School:
South Shields Marine School
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
1 day

Course Title: Personal Survival Techniques
Course Code: 508

This course provides seafarers with the essential education and training in personal survival techniques meeting the requirements set out in STCW Code Table A-VI/1-1. The student will have a good understanding of how to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.


Students are continuously assessed during the course in the pool. They must demonstrate the following:

  • Donning of an emersion suit and life jacket.
  • Stepping into the water.
  • Swimming whilst wearing a life jacket.
  • Enter a life raft and subsequent immediate and secondary actions whilst in the life raft.
  • Righting an upside down life raft.
  • Simulated winching from a life raft.

There is also a multi choice written exam.

This course is a requirement for all person proceeding to sea in the merchant navy.

Entry Requirements

The learner must be at least 16 years of age to be issued with a Certificate of Proficiency. In exceptional circumstances where a learner is physically able and fit they may be able to complete the training course prior to her/his 16th birthday.

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South Shields Marine School

St. Georges Avenue
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE34 6ET
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 01914273900
Email: send message

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