STCW

STCW BASIC

What is STCW? 

Standards of Training and Certification for Watchstanding – The International Maritime Organization has established standards for training of mariners to reduce the incidence of marine casualties and incidents while improving seafarer response to problems at sea and ultimately reducing loss of life at sea.

Who needs STCW training?

  • Personnel working on the following vessels that operate seaward of the boundary line  listed in 46  CFR Part 7 (The boundary line separates state from international waters.)
  • All personnel operating on foreign / international voyages, regardless of the size of the vessel.  (If you are entering waters of a foreign country i.e. Cuba, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands)
  • Commercial Vessels over 200 gross tons.
  • Passenger vessels subject to 46 CFR sub-chapter H (over 100GT)
  • Uninspected towing vessels that are subject to the Officers Competency Convention.

Three-Day BST (Basic Safety Training) Courses: 

Yes all in three days not five!!  This course is designed specifically for vessels less than 200GT (USA) and 500GT (International).

Basic Fire Fighting

Course includes lecture and practical training on the fire ground fighting fires with various extinguishing methods.

Personal Survival

Course includes classroom and in-the-water practice with water survival techniques and lifesaving equipment including life rafts and survival suits.

Basic Fire Fighting

Course includes lecture and practical training on the fire ground fighting fires with various extinguishing methods.

Elementary First Aid

Course covers basic first aid techniques for injury assessment, immediate care and CPR.

Personal Safety/Social Responsibility

Course includes basic emergency procedures, alarm signal recognition, lock out/tag out, personal protective gear and social responsibility