Personal Survival Techniques

South West Maritime Academy

1 Day
The STCW 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 course covers: - Types of emergency situations such as collision, fire, sinking - Types of life-saving appliances normally carried on ships - Equipment found 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 Course Certification: Personal Survival Techniques STCW A-VI/1