Personal Survival Techniques (PST). STCW, table A-VI/1-1

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Scheduled course dates

Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

Because this is a self-paced online course, there are no scheduled course dates. Do the course when it fits your schedule.




Personal Survival Techniques (PST) is a one-and-a-half-day course split into both theory and practical’s, including entering and operating a life raft. Use of life jackets and immersion suits.

Included in the exercises are actions to be taken by persons for self-protection in emergency situations, survival at sea and deployment of safety equipment.

This course forms part of the mandatory Basic Safety Training for all seafaring personnel.

Course Prerequisites:

Delegates must be over 18 years old.  He or She must produce a valid Doctors note to confirm they are in good health to participate in the course.  Alternative a valid seafarer`s Medical Certificate.

What to bring:

Document to identify the Delegate.

For the practical exercises it can be advised to bring swim gear and towel. Soft shoes to wear at the pool.