* Personal Survival Techniques is one of four courses necessary for STCW 2010 Basic Training. The remaining required courses are Fire-fighting, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility, and First Aid & CPR.
Course Length: 12 hours
Personal Survival Techniques is a 12 hours USCG & STCW approved course that is designed to prepare students with basic maritime personal survival techniques. Students will also demonstrate the proper donning of a United States Coast Guard (USCG)-approved lifejacket and immersion suit; properly jumping into the water from a height while wearing a USCG-approved lifejacket; properly jumping into the water from a height while wearing a USCG-approved immersion suit; swimming while wearing a USCG-approved lifejacket and righting an inverted USCG-approved life raft; keeping afloat in water without the aid of a lifejacket or an immersion suit; jumping into the life raft from a height while wearing a PFD and boarding a life raft without assistance for a life at sea.
Students who successfully complete the course will satisfy the Personal Survival Techniques training and competency requirements of STCW Code, as amended 2010, Section A-VI/1 and 46 CFR 11.302(a)(1) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(1) . The following practical assessment performed during this course has been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 08-14 Guidelines for Qualification in Basic Training NVIC 08-14: 1.1.A through 1.14.N