STCW Personal Survival Techniques (Basic Sea Survival)

Study Level

Course Code

Personal Survival


Lowestoft Campus


1 Day


MCA approved Personal Survival Techniques training provides knowledge and practice of survival techniques and principles that can be applied to maximise the probability of survival following a marine casualty.

The course is physically demanding. Candidates must be physically fit and meet the standard entry requirements for entry into the Merchant Navy.

Course content:

  • Actions prior to abandonment of the vessel
  • Basic principles of survival
  • Types of survival equipment provided on board ship
  • Training and drills
  • Correct use of the lifejacket and entering the water from a height
  • Launching of a liferaft
  • Righting of a capsized liferaft
  • Wet and dry boarding of a liferaft
  • Bringing aboard an injured casualty
  • Hypothermia and other medical factors
  • Liferaft first aid
  • Liferaft equipment
  • Actions to aid location by rescuers

Training is delivered through a combination of theory and practical sessions.

Course dates:

  • 06 September 2019
  • 01 November 2019
  • 12 December 2019

Company bookings can be arranged at short notice and Saturdays

How much will it cost?

£175.00 + VAT


To book call +44(0)1502 525033, email
or download a booking form and return to the email address above

Course Booking Form (Individual)

Course Booking Form (Company)


Delegates must be at least 16 years of age and physically fit.


Delegates are continually assessed during the course.

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