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Safety

STCW Basic Safety Training

STCW Basic Safety Training is required for anyone wishing to work on a commercial vessel greater than 24 m in length. If your aim is to work on superyachts this five day course is an essential part of your training.

Sea SurvivalFlying Fish is recognized by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Authority (MCA) to deliver STCW courses.

In Australia our courses are run in partnership with Offshore Maritime Training Centre.  

Deck and Interior Crew Training

See also our STCW Superyacht Deck Crew Training and STCW Superyacht Interior Crew Training.

These intensive courses are designed to give you all the certificates you need to launch a well paid career on superyachts in the Mediterranean or Caribbean.

STCW Basic Safety Training 

The Basic Safety week consists of five elements:

1. STCW Personal Survival Techniques

This module covers survival suits, hypothermia, life rafts, basic actions in emergency, etc. It includes a wet drill in the swimming pool where you practise the launch of a liferaft and associated survival skills.

2. STCW Elementary First Aid

Basic, immediate, and emergency response to the most common shipboard injury emergencies, including CPR.

3. STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Types and classes of fires, prevention, hazard awareness, methods of fire extinguishment, structure of incident response team, appropriate equipment, personal safety, team support, and live exercises.

4. STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)

Types of shipboard emergencies, alarms and signals, initial actions, personal/protective safety equipment, effects of pollution, pollution prevention, safe working practices, enclosed spaces, accident prevention, sexual harassment, individual rights, drug and alcohol awareness, and prevention of abuse.

5. STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness

Contributing to maritime security through heightened awareness, recognition of security threats, understanding the need for, and methods of maintaining, security awareness and vigilance.

Safety and emergency procedures

You will leave with a good understanding of safety and emergency procedures. You will be familiar with rescue and evacuation. You will have practised crisis scenarios, handled fire fighting equipment and launched a life raft. You will have a thorough understanding of how to perform as a professional mariner with an awareness of today's threats to security on board.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

If you are planning to work in the Superyacht Industry we recommend that you book RYA Powerboat Level 2 in addition to Basic Safety Training. 

Revalidation

From January 2017 if you are serving on board you must either have completed Basic Safety Training or revalidated your certificate within the last five years. 

  • Nov
    11
    11 Nov - 15 Nov
    5 days
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $1,990.00 incl. GST

What's included

All safety equipment, publications and certification.

  • STCW Elementary First Aid
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques
  • STCW Elementary Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  • STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
  • Free online recruitment service

Before you start

There are no formal pre-course requirements.

You will get the most out of the course if you have previous sailing experience or intend to join a Competent Crew week.

What next?

If you are looking for work as interior crew see STCW Superyacht Interior Crew Training.

If you want work as deck crew on Superyachts you also need an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate to drive a small powerboat and a radio operator's licence. 

    See also

    • STCW Superyacht Steward or Stewardess

      Gain the essential qualifications required to enter the superyacht industry as a steward or stewardess.
    • Superyacht Recruitment Day

      After completing your Flying Fish superyacht crew course and arriving in Antibes, you need to know where to go, who to see and how to get employed on board a superyacht. Our Superyacht Recruitment Days are exclusively for graduates of superyacht crew courses at Flying Fish.
    • STCW Superyacht Deck Crew

      Join our Superyacht Deck Crew course and get the essential qualifications needed to enter the superyacht industry as a member of crew, including STCW Basic Safety Training.