AIM This model course aims to meet the mandatory requirements for seafarers for familiarization, basic safety training and instruction in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of STCW Code.
OBJECTIVES This syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention and Code Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1 on meeting the minimum standards of competence in personal survival at sea in the event of the ship abandonment.

The trainee will be able to:

  • Don a lifejacket
  • Don and use immersion suit
  • Safely jump from a height into the water
  • Right an inverted life raft while wearing a lifejacket
  • Swim while wearing a lifejacket
  • Keep afloat without a lifejacket
  • Board a survival craft from ship and water while wearing a lifejacket
  • Take initial action on boarding survival craft to enhance chance of survival
  • Stream a drogue or sea anchor
  • Operate survival craft equipment
  • Operate location devices, including radio equipment
ENTRY STANDARDS This course is principally intended as basic training for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated safety duties in operation of the ship. There are no particular educational requirements. All trainees must be certified by a doctor to be in good health.
Code No. of Days Room Starting Day
PST 2 Thursday