4/C STCW Personal Survival

Course Description

Together with LB-0203, this course provides minimum standard of competence in personal survival techniques (STCW Table A-VI/1-1). Instruction and assessment in water survival during shipboard emergency to abandon ship. Instruction in dangers to the survivor in the water and the use of personal survival clothing and lifesaving devices. A component of Basic Safety Training certification.

This course consists of 1-hour lecture, and 8-hour practical.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:


Hypothermia and fatigue

Demonstration of survival techniques

Demonstration of basic survival skills

Demonstration of basic rescue techniques

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