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STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft MEDI 1810

Marine Emergency Duties Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course teaches orderly abandonment of a vessel in an emergency situation; clearing the vessel; proper and effective use of equipment; and coordinating survival activities during rescue operation. The course is designed for certificated officers and for certificated ratings. Such personnel are required to complete a comprehensive MED training program of which Survival Craft is one component. This course meets the requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Convention Specification of the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Minimum of 16 years of age and must hold a valid MED A1, MED A2, or STCW Basic Safety training certificate.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$1,365.01

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of MEDI 1810 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 49087

Duration

Fri Oct 14 - Fri Oct 21 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 49087
  • $1365.01
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 14 Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC
Oct 17 - Oct 21 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1365.01

Important information
  1. IMPORTANT NOTES: Copies of prerequisites are to be provided to the course instructor. Please refer to prerequisite section of course webpage for details. COURSE TO BE HELD AT BCIT MARINE CAMPUS. Student manual will be provided in class. Students are advised to bring a pen and paper for note taking and a bathing suit and towel for the training tank exercises. Note: Computer required for 1.5 hours of online First Aid Training.
Status

CRN 49090

Duration

Fri Dec 16 - Fri Dec 23 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 49090
  • $1365.01
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Dec 16 Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC Rm. 238
Dec 19 - Dec 23 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC Rm. 238
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1365.01

Important information
  1. IMPORTANT NOTES: Copies of prerequisites are to be provided to the course instructor. Please refer to prerequisite section of course webpage for details. COURSE TO BE HELD AT BCIT MARINE CAMPUS. Student manual will be provided in class. Students are advised to bring a pen and paper for note taking and a bathing suit and towel for the training tank exercises. Note: Computer required for 1.5 hours of online First Aid Training.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in:

  • Construction and outfit of survival craft and rescue boats, and individual items of their equipment
  • Particular characteristics and facilities of survival craft and rescue boats
  • Various types of devices used for launching survival craft and rescue boats
  • Methods of launching survival craft into a rough sea
  • Methods of recovering survival craft
  • Actions to be taken after leaving the ship
  • Methods of launching and recovering rescue boats in a rough sea
  • Handling survival craft in rough weather
  • Use of painter, sea anchor, and all other equipment
  • Apportionment of food and water in survival craft
  • Action taken to maximize detectability and location of survival craft
  • Method of helicopter rescue
  • Effects of hypothermia and its prevention, use of protective covers and garments, including immersion suits and thermal protective aids
  • Use of rescue boats and motor lifeboats for marshalling life rafts and rescue of survivors, and persons in the sea
  • Beaching survival craft
  • Methods of starting and operating a survival craft engine, and its accessories, together with the use of the fire extinguisher provided
  • Radio lifesaving appliances carried in survival craft, including satellite EPIRBs and SARTs
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Use of the first-aid and resuscitation techniques
  • Management of injured persons, including control of bleeding and shock

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft (MEDI 1810) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Bridge Watch Rating
    Associate Certificate Full-time
  2. Marine Engineering
    Diploma Full-time
  3. Nautical Sciences
    Diploma Full-time

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