Course category: STCW Courses (Basic Training)
Certificate: A certificate is issued upon course completion, that allows seafarers to get their Competence Certificate anywhere, provided that such a successful completion certificate is fully supported and by all other documents required as per STCW code or their National or Vessels Flag Administration requirements.
Who should attend: The course is open to all seafarers and prospective seafarers and should be completed prior to employment on a sea-going ship.
Objectives and Benefits: This course aims to provide training for candidates in fire prevention and firefighting, based on the guidelines of STCW 78/95, Section A-VI/1 and IMO Model Course 1.20. This course covers the requirements of STCW 78/95, Section A-VI/1, Par. 2, Table A-VI/2 on meeting the minimum standard of competence in fire prevention and firefighting. A trainee will be competent to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and ship and to use fire appliances correctly. The trainees will also acquire knowledge of fire prevention.
- Minimize the risk of fire.
- Maintain a state of readiness to respond to an emergency situation involving fires.
- Fight and extinguish fires (Minimum standard of competence in the prevention and fire fighting thus protecting the safety of the personnel and of the ship ( A_VI\1 STCW).
Legislation & References:
- STCW 78/95, As Amended
- SOLAS 74, As Amended
- IMO Model Course 1.20
- IMO Assembly Resolution A.602(15), Revised Guidelines for Marine Portable Fire Extinguishers
- IMO Assembly Resolution A.655 (16), Use of halons as fire fighting media on board ships
- Olav Bo, Basic Safety Course: Fire Safety.
- Robert J Brady, Marine Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting and Fire Safety (Maritime Training and Advisory Board, USA 1998).
- F. Rushbrook, Rushbrook’s Fire Aboard.
- G. Victory and I.H. Owen, Marine Engineering Practice, Volume 1, Part 5, Fire-fighting Equipment and its Use in Ships.
Available language: English
Terms and conditions:
The course certificate is subject to the following conditions: a) the e-course can be taken for renewal purposes only, by a seafarer having been previously STCW certified and holding a seaman’s book; b) applying seafarer shall provide either a self-attestation or attestation signed by Master, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer, Second Engineer or Designated Person Ashore (DPA) (if self-attestation cannot be provided due to the reasons of changing the company/vessel) both confirming practical experience and skills. Specific forms for both types of attestations shall be used (will be provided). In case of provision of self-attestation by the seafarer according to the aforementioned, validity of the certificate issued is subject to submission of proof of practical training within one (1) year from the date of issuance of the certificate by the Liberian Registry either by way of attestation as already mentioned (signed by Master, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer or DPA) or in realistic training conditions in a specialized training center; d) All parts of the practical requirements have to be met by the seafarer. If any part of practical training has not been confirmed, the Registry may consider issuance of a certificate but limited to one-year duration; and e) the Liberian Registry may suspend issued certificates if the conditions outlined above have not been met.
Documents required to attend: After purchasing this course you shall receive instructions in order to provide the following documentation:
- Seafarer’s book
- Expired or pending to expire certificate
- Αttestation (instructions and forms will be provided via email upon successful checkout process)
- In case the seafarer provides a self-attestation the Liberian Registry certificate shall be valid for one (1) year. If the seafarer wishes to extend the validity of the certificate up to five (5) years, an attestation signed by Master, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer, Second Engineer or Designated Person Ashore (DPA) or by specialized training center shall be provided within 12 months upon course completion confirming practical experience and skills.
- Instead of the self-attestation, the seafarer is able to provide in the first place an attestation signed by Master, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer, Second Engineer or Designated Person Ashore (DPA) confirming practical experience and skills. In this case, the Liberian Registry certificate shall be valid for five (5) years.