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STCW Personal Survival Techniques

£150 GBP

Course Type:
Personal Survival Techniques
Training School:
Red Ensign Maritime Training
Cowes, United Kingdom
1 day

Course Outline

This course is held weekly, usually on Monday, and is taught in a practical and realistic manner with the opportunity to jump into cold, tidal water and to work with others to learn survival techniques.

Content & Objectives

The purpose of this training is to give you the basic, essential knowledge and experience of personal survival principles and techniques to maximise your chances of survival in the event of an emergency

The course will include

  • Types of emergency situations such as collision, fire, sinking
  • Types of life-saving appliances normally carried on ships
  • Equipment in survival craft
  • Location of personal life-saving appliances
  • Principles concerning survival

Your practical instruction will include

  • Donning a life jacket
  • Donning and use of an immersion suit
  • Safely jumping from a height into the water
  • Righting an inverted life raft while wearing a life jacket
  • Swimming while wearing a life jacket
  • Keeping afloat
  • Boarding a liferaft from ship and water while wearing a life jacket
  • Taking initial actions on boarding a liferaft to enhance chance of survival
  • Streaming a drogue or sea anchor
  • Operating location devices, including radio equipment

Learning Mode

Both practical and classroom instruction is delivered at the Red Ensign training facility in Cowes.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course however you should be over 18 years of age.

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Red Ensign Maritime Training

105 Medina Village
PO31 7LP
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 01983294088
Email: send message

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