IYT’s STCW 95 Elementary First Aid is one of the professional commercial modules required to work on superyachts. This one day First Aid and CPR course is instructed in compliance to STCW ’95 Code A-VI/1-3 and consists of approximately seven hours of theory and practical training. We cover basic First Aid and CPR in marine situations. The course is followed by a written exam.
STCW Basic Fire Prevention & Firefighting
Two-day fire prevention and firefighting module, which is instructed in compliance to STCW 95 Code A – VI/1-2 including shipboard firefighting organisation, the elements of fire and explosion, types of ignition, fire and smoke detection, breathing apparatus use and automatic alarm system familiarisation. Trainees will fight and extinguish actual fires using personal equipment, practical instruction taught by licensed and certified firefighting professionals. It takes two days to complete and is followed by an exam.
STCW Personal Survival Techniques
One- and a-half-day Personal Survival course module, also known as Basic Sea Survival, which is instructed in compliance to STCW ’95 Code A – VI/1-1 and consists of a day in the classroom covering subjects such as emergency situations, evacuation, survival craft and rescue boats, personal lifesaving appliances, survival at sea, emergency radio equipment and helicopter assistance. The theory part is followed by a written exam. The remainder of the course is spent in a swimming pool performing the simulation of abandon ship procedures. The practical exercises are subject to ongoing assessment by the instructor.
STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
This is a one-day course, which is instructed to STCW ’95 Code A – VI/1-4 as revised by the 2010 Manila Amendment. The course covers working relationships on board, health and hygiene, drugs and alcohol, shipboard management structure and responsibilities, emergencies and safe working practices, with enhanced coverage of communications, control of fatigue, teamwork and marine environmental awareness issues. The course is followed by a written exam.
STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness
A half-day module, which is instructed in compliance with STCW Reg V1/6 and Part A of Section A-VI/6 paragraph four and consists of a half day in the classroom covering subjects such as maritime security key threats, recognition and awareness of threats, plans and procedures for combatting threats, drills, communications and reporting.
All yacht crew need to be aware of new requirements for STCW compliance. ”Maritime Security Awareness” training will be required for all crew entering into the professional yachting industry at all levels.