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Personal Survival Techniques

Personal Survival Techniques

This is our 1.5 day/12 hr. Personal Survival Techniques Course.

This course is taught as part of STCW Basic Training, and Individually for mariners who only need the Personal Survival Techniques portion of STCW Basic Training.

Day 1 Classroom Portion-8 hrs

Day 2 Pool/practical assessments-4 hrs

Successful completion of this course and presenting this Certificate of Training will satisfy the Personal Survival Techniques training and competency requirements of STCW Code, as amended 2010, Section A-VI/1, Table AVI/1-1 and 46 CFR 11.302(a)(1) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(1); AND have performed all practical demonstrations as guided by the applicable section within the Basic Training NVIC 08-14. Applicants are not required to present completed record of assessment sheets when applying for the STCW endorsement.

To see if you qualify to take this course go to Basic Training Checklist


Pool Practical Assessments

Students will be graded at the pool for the Practical Assessments, which includes, but not limited to:

  • Jumping from a height into the water
  • swim with a lifejacket
  • tread water without a lifejacket (timed)
  • getting into an immersion suit (timed)
  • righting an overturned liferaft
  • getting into a liferaft with lifejacket/immersion suit (unassisted)
  • streaming a drogue or sea anchor.

Pool Training Requirements

  • Please bring swimming trunks/bathing suits with you too the pool (locker rooms at location).
  • Both men & women need to dress appropriately during the pool/practical assessments of this course. No tiny bathing suits.
  • You must bring a shirt with you to get in the pool. We will be doing practical assessments on using clothing to help keep you afloat.


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Mar 11 2020 - Mar 12 2020


Day 2 pool times may be adjusted to reflect morning or afternoon
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


MTC Maritime Training Center


MTC Maritime Training Center
908 S 20 st Tampa, FL 33605

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