PERSONAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES (BST)


PERSONAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES (BST)

  • Revised IMO Model Course 1.19
  • Regulation VI/1
  • 13.25 HOURS

Scope:This model course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for Seafarers for familiarization, basic safety training and instruction in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of STCW Code.

Objective: This syllabus covers the requirement of the 1995 STCW Convention and Code Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques, a trainee will be able to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.

The trainee will be able to: Don a lifejacket, Don and use immersion suit, Safely jump from a height into the water, Right an inverted liferaft while wearing a lifejacket, Swim while wearing a lifejacket, Keep afloat without a lifejacket, Board a survival craft from ship and water while wearing a lifejacket, Take initial action on boarding survival craft to enhance chance of survival, Stream of drogue or sea anchor, Operate survival craft equipment, Operate location devices, including radio equipment.