STCW BASIC SAFETEY TRAINING COURSES

If you want to work aboard a commercial vessel over 24 metres long, you’ll need to hold a basic training certificate… one that’s recognised on international waters. It’s a mandatory requirement for all commercial work aboard sea liners including super yachts, ferries and to work on a cruise liner in any capacity. The Stream Marine Training STCW Basic Training Course has recently been expanded from a 4-module training course to now deliver a 5-core module training course inclusive of the new security awareness training. All course modules are taught on-site over 5-days. 

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STCW Basic Course Details

Your STCW training will cover the following:

Personal Survival Techniques



For this module, you’ll get hands on training to deal with a variety of emergency situations. You’ll be launching a life raft, using various emergency equipment, preparing for a sea survival exercise and you’ll also learn about using search and rescue organisations for co-ordinated rescue exercises.

Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention

This is a practical unit that will cover the various types of fires that can occur aboard vessels and how to tackle each type. The practical aspect of this module will see you using breathing apparatus and various firefighting equipment appropriate for each type of fire. By the end of this module, you’ll know how to tackle large and small fires in enclosed spaces safely.

Basic First Aid Training

Our first aid training is taught with both practical elements and some theory. You’ll learn how to administer CPR, respond to emergency situations, treat passengers aboard vessels for a range of conditions, including various bandaging methods to treat open wounds. To ensure readiness preparedness, you’ll also learn about moving patients safely
when there’s no equipment available, because out on the sea, emergency preparedness will require improvisation. Our training ensures you’re ready for any emergency situation!

All about Your Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

This module will cover your personal safety and your responsibilities aboard a commercial vessel to prevent accidents happening. We’ll also be covering the safety procedures all seafarers need to know about using alarms and signals aboard vessels. In addition to your responsibilities, you’ll also learn about the various employee rights at work, we’ll cover the working conditions aboard commercial vessels, safe working practices and pollution awareness. We’ll also be covering the working relations with colleagues aboard ships.

Proficiency in Security Awareness

In our latest addition to the 5-day course, we’re now including Proficiency and Security Awareness. This will teach you the essentials of security aboard commercial ships. Upon completion, you’ll receive your STCW Basic Training Certificate (STCW Code A-VI/1) as well as an additional certificate to recognise your Proficiency in Security Awareness (STCW Code Reg A-VI/6-1), which is included as an added bonus at no extra charge to you.

What is the difference between the STCW95 and STCW2010?

The current STCW 2010 is an updated version of the STCW 95. The Manila amendments, adopted on 25th June 2010, marked a revision of the original Convention and Code.


Did you know?
 STCW stands for Standards of Training, certification and Watchkeeping. 

The qualification now includes vessel security, effecting superyacht employees. The qualification is still referred to as the STCW95 despite the updates being made in 2010.  An STCW certificate is valid for 5 years. After 5 years an STCW refresher course needs to be undertaken.

Did you know?
 STCW stands for Standards of Training, certification and Watchkeeping.

The qualification now includes vessel security, effecting superyacht employees. The qualification is still referred to as the STCW95 despite the updates being made in 2010.  An STCW certificate is valid for 5 years. After 5 years an STCW refresher course needs to be undertaken.