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STCW MARINE TRAINING & CERTIFICATES FOR SUPERYACHT CREW

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Our STCW Safety Training provides the essential training for the professional marine industry.
This course is the legal minimum requirement for any persons looking to work commercially on vessels abroad, such as Cruise Liners and Superyachts.

We offer the most popular Full Basic STCW Safety Training Course including PDSD which is specific to the Superyacht Industry as well as the Cruise Liner STCW Package and individual STCW Courses on request.

 

These courses run in Cape Town every week and is the minimum legal requirement for all crew working commercially at sea. The STCW training provides crew with the experience and training using real-life scenarios under safe conditions. It is essential to prepare crew for any situation or emergency that may occur at sea in order to protect the lives of crew and guests on-board.

If you are looking to join the Yachting industry you will need to complete your STCW training, you cannot apply for work without these safety certificates.

STCW 95 PERSONAL SAFETY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

To develop competence in:

  • Complying with emergency procedures
  • Taking precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
  • Observing safe working practices
  • Understanding orders and being understood in relation to shipboard duties
  • Contributing to effective human relationships on board ship Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency
  • Types of emergency which may occur, such as collision, fire, foundering
  • Knowledge of shipboard contingency plans for responses to emergencies
  • Emergency signals and specific duties allocated to crew members in the muster list; muster stations; correct use of personal safety equipment
  • Action to take on discovering potential emergency, including fire, collision, foundering and ingress of water into the ship
  • Action to take on gearing emergency alarm signals
  • Value of training and drills
  • Knowledge of escape routes and internal communication and alarm systems
  • Effect of operational or accidental pollution of the marine environment
  • Basic environmental protection procedures
  • Importance of adhering to safe working practices at all times
  • Safety and protective devices available to protect against potential hazards aboard ship
  • Precautions to be taken prior to entering enclosed spaces
  • Familiarisation with international measure concerning accident prevention and occupational health
  • Importance of maintaining good human working relationships aboard ship
  • Social responsibilities; employment conditions; individual rights and obligations; dangers of drug and alcohol abuse

We will be pleased advise you on the what you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.

STCW 95 PERSONAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES

This is a realistic, practical training course. Have you had the opportunity to test yourself working in water, working with strangers to organise yourself in a life raft with plumes of water beating down on you?

Our STCW Personal Survival Training course is run every week and is run by professional trainers who have experienced real life situations and emergencies working offshore. Here you’ll get the opportunity to jump into cold water, practice  and learn survival techniques and work with others. You will get the opportunity to test yourself in a fully controlled, indoor swimming pool.

STCW EFA

Develop competence in the following:

Taking immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency with Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency

  • Assessment of needs of casualty and threats to own safety
  • Appreciation of body structure and functions
  • Understanding of immediate measures to be taken in cases of emergency, including the ability to:
    • Position casualty
    • Apply resuscitation techniques
    • Control bleeding
    • Apply appropriate measures of basic shock management
    • Apply appropriate measures in event of burns and scalds, including accidents caused by an electrical current
    • Rescue and transporting a casualty
    • Improvise bandages and use of materials in the emergency kit

STCW FIRE FIGHTING AND FIRE PREVENTION (MFF)

On completion of the training, the trainee will have knowledge of the ways in which fires are caused and the precautions to be taken to minimise the risk of fire in ships. They will be able to:

  • Maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fires aboard ship
  • Fight and extinguish fires using firefighting apparatus and appliances provided on board
  • Act as a member of a fire party, including use of self-contained breathing apparatus

We will be pleased advise you on the what you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.

Combined STCW

This course runs every week, starting from a Thursday through the following Sunday, training takes place in Cape Town and modules include the following:

  1. STCW PERSONAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES
  2. STCW FIRE FIGHTING AND FIRE PREVENTION
  3. STCW ELEMENTARY FIRST AID
  4. STCW PERSONAL SAFETY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
  5. STCW PROFICIENCY IN DESIGNATED SECURITY DUTIES

Extra courses such as the STCW Security Awareness, Crowd Management and Crisis Management Training can be added to your course program upon request as well as other individual STCW courses you may need.

PROFICIENCY IN SECURITY AWARENESS

Security Awareness training is for all crew who work on-board ISPS compliant vessels, which includes Superyachts, normally over 500 tons. This 1 day course is for those crew who do not have a designated security duty and don’t have security related training in line with the STCW code.

If you have a work contract on a yacht, check with them as to which qualification they need. If in doubt or you do not have a job and are going to dock walk it may well be worthwhile doing the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD).

What is in the Proficiency in Security Awareness course:

  • The ISPS Code
  • Introduction to Maritime security
  • Key Threats
  • Plans, Policies & Procedures
  • Communication & Reporting

We will be pleased advise you on the what you need. Fill out the inquiry form on the right or give us a call.

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)

As with most other qualifications in this industry the base level certificates may be technically what you need, but to get the job interview there is an ever increasing requirement for high qualifications. It can be so bad that a Yachtmaster will only be considered as deck crew scrubbing decks and polishing metal work. Therefore if time and money allows try to expand your CV so you can be employed in a range of duties. Consider the PDSD as the starting platform for security qualifications.

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) certification. For Superyacht Crew this means that the Captain can assign you a roll within the Ships security plan.

The four modules include:

  • Maintain Ship Security Plan
  • Recognition of Security Risk and Threats
  • Undertake Regular Security Inspections of the Ship
  • Proper usage of Security Equipment and Systems

THE SHIP SECURITY OFFICER (SSO)

The Ship Security Officer (SSO) course is a requirement if you are looking to work in the maritime industry long term. A lot of deck officers will also be tasked with the SSO duties. Only on large vessels would there be a dedicated ships security officer.

The SSO will be able to understand the principals and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer. They would have acquired the skills to Maintain ship security plans, Appreciate security levels, Develop and maintain measures for the control of access to the vessel, Conduct ship security and risk assessments and Implement effective search mechanisms and security control. These measures run 24/7 at sea and in port.

Course content includes:

  • Introduction
  • Maintain and Supervise the Implementation of a Ship Security Plan
  • Assess Security Risk, Threat and Vulnerability
  • Undertake Regular Inspections of the Ship to Ensure that Appropriate Security Measures are Implemented and Maintained
  • Ensure that Security Equipment and Systems, if any, are Properly Operated, Tested and Calibrated
  • Encourage Security Awareness and Vigilance
  • Piracy – Best Management Practices for Protection Against Somalia Based Piracy

We will be happy to advise you on what you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.

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