Vessel Familiarization and Basic Safety Training

Course Description

This course will teach students to react in a correct manner during fire and other emergency situations and teach them how to identify and correct deficiencies and thus prevent emergencies from occurring. The student will learn the proper use of fire fighting equipment and the measures to take in the event of a fire. The student will learn the proper use of survival equipment, and how to respond to emergency situations and take measures appropriate to his own survival and to the survival of others. The student will demonstrate the necessary knowledge, understanding in these areas. [Lab time required]

This course consists of two 1-1/2-hour lectures and one 2-hour lab per week for a semester with practrical assessments and a comprehensive final examination.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Demonstrate proficiency in the following skills: