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STCW Personal Survival Techniques XMED 1011

Marine Emergency Duties Course

Course details

​The course provides seafarers employed in any capacity on board a ship, the essential practical skills and theoretical knowledge to react efficiently in the correct manner during emergency situations, take measures appropriate to his/her own survival and to the survival of others. This course meets the requirements of STCW 95 Convention (A-VI/1-1) and is mandatory for all seafaring personnel​​​​​.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Correctly wear a life jacket.
  • Correctly wear and use an immersion suit.
  • Swim with lifejacket correctly worn.
  • Keep afloat without a life jacket.
  • Board a survival craft from the poolside and water while wearing a life jacket.
  • Right an inverted life raft while wearing a life jacket.
  • Take actions on boarding a survival craft for survival.
  • Operate survival craft equipment.
  • Operate location devices and radio equipment​​

Effective as of Fall 2022


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