Scope:This model course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for seafarers for familiarization, basic safety and training and instructions in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code.
Objective: Due to the vastly different environment on a ship as compared to ashore, this course is designed to prepare new recruits for a life at sea. Working on a ship can be hazardous occupation for the uninitiated, this course will give new seafarers an insight into the various elements of a ship and working procedures on board so that they adjust to the shipboard environment, and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances. To that extent this course is planned to make their transition from a shore to a sea career smooth and give some knowledge of ship’s working before they actually step onboard a ship. A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to: comply with emergency procedures; take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment; observe safe working practices; understand orders and be understood in relation to shipboard duties; contribute to effective human relationship on board ship.