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STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques (Sea Survival Course)

£168 GBP (incl. VAT)

Course Type:
Personal Survival Techniques
Training School:
South West Maritime Academy
Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1 day

STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques (Sea Survival) course:

The STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques (sea survival course) module provides knowledge of essential prevention and survival techniques.

It includes both theoretical and practical sessions, investigating causes of distress, knowledge and use of equipment, launch and recovery of life rafts, preparation for survival, personal survival skills and use of search and rescue organisations.

The STCW95/2010 Personal Survival Techniqies course forms a key part of the STCW Basic Safety Training course, which comprises the essential certifications you will require if entering the maritime industry for the first time. Please ask us about the full course if you require further details.

This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.

The PST course covers:

  • 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

Practical instruction will include:

  • Donning a life jacket
  • Donning and use 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

Certificate validity: 5 years
Certification: Upon successful completion you will be awarded a certificate in STCW-95 Personal Survival Techniques as laid down in STCW 95 Regulation VI/1 paragraph 2.1.1 of Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code

Entry Requirements


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This course is available on the following days:
(please check the availability with the training school)

  • 25th August 2020 (5 places)
  • 22nd September 2020 (12 places)
  • 27th October 2020 (12 places)
  • 24th November 2020 (12 places)
  • 15th December 2020 (12 places)
  • 26th January 2021 (12 places)
  • 23rd February 2021 (12 places)
  • 30th March 2021 (12 places)
  • 27th April 2021 (12 places)
  • 25th May 2021 (12 places)
  • 29th June 2021 (12 places)
  • 27th July 2021 (12 places)
  • 24th August 2021 (12 places)
  • 28th September 2021 (12 places)
  • 26th October 2021 (12 places)

South West Maritime Academy

Cromhall Quarry
Woodend Lane
South Gloucestershire
GL12 8AA
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 01454260130
Email: send message

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