The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), requires that seafarers should complete STCW Basic Safety Training which includes basic fire fighting, elementary first aid, personal survival techniques, and personal safety and social responsibility. According to STCW, seafarers are required to be renew these courses every 5 years.
Fire prevention and fire fighting
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. Read the full course description.
Elementary first aid
This course aims to provide the training for candidates to provide elementary first aid on board ship, in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. This course covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW code Convention Chapter VI, Section AV/1, Table A-VI/1-3. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in elementary first aid, a trainee will be competent to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency until the arrival of a person with medical first aid skills or the person in charge of medical care on board. Read the full course description.
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
This course aims to meet the mandatory minimum standards of competence in personal safety and social responsibilities in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code, Table A-VI/1-4. The course is designed to prepare new recruits for life on a ship at sea where they will experience a vastly different living and working environment compared to that if they were living and working ashore. Working on a ship can be a 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 ashore to a sea career as smooth as possible and provide some understanding of a seafarer’s working environment and the hazards, procedures and safe work practices they will encounter, before they actually step on board a ship. Read the full course description.
Personal Survival Techniques
The aim of this course is to meet the mandatory minimum standards of competence for seafarers for safety familiarization, basic training and instruction in personal survival techniques in accordance with section A-VI/1, and as set out in table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code.
Seafarers employed as part of a ship’s complement, or engaged in any capacity on board ships on the business of those ships, with designated safety or pollution-prevention duties in the operation of the ship shall, before being assigned to any shipboard duties, receive appropriate approved basic training or instruction in personal survival techniques as set out in table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code.
The course covers the KUPs (knowledge, understanding and proficiency) in table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code, and trainees successfully completing this course will gain knowledge and skills to be able to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment. Read the full course description.
STCW Basic Safety Training approved by Liberia
The Liberian Registry has approved the STCW Basic Training courses via e-learning by SQLearn, which offer a new experience in the field of maritime training. The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), is the administrator of the Liberian Registry with a fleet of over 4,700 vessels and 200 million gross tons, the Liberian Registry is the world’s second largest registry and represents 12% of the world’s ocean-going fleet. Liberia is recognized at the top of every industry “white-list” including the International Maritime Organization and the major Port State Control authorities sach as the Paris and Tokyo MOU regimes.