STCW (Refresher) Personal Survival Techniques

Personal survival techniques is required for professional skippers and officer and essential for all leisure skippers. Fundamental insights, practical knowledge and swimming pool exersies.

€ 355 pp incl VAT

The STCW Personal Survival techniques are part of the STCW Basis Safety.

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The training consists of a theoretical and a practical part. The practical part will be in the pool for the exersises with lifejackets en life rafts.
Topics that are covered include:

  • Prevention
  • Safety equipment on board
  • Correct use of different life jackets
  • Life raft and the ‘abandon ship situation’P1040958 - kopie
  • Cold shock and hypothermia
  • Drowning in your life jacket
  • Working with the rescue services
  • Use of life raft
  • Staying together in the water
  • Survival techniques in cold waterP1040993
  • To get an injured crew member from the water into the life raft

Admission en organization

There are no requirements for this course. You do need to be fit enough and have a basic condition!

The course goes through when there are at least six students. With more than 6 students we work with two or more life rafts and there is a rescue swimmer present.




There is no exam, the STCW Personal Survival Techniques certificate will be delivered based on a permanent evaluation. For your certificate we need a copy of your ID card or passport. We prepare the certificates in advance and provide them at the end of the day if the instructor thinks you can apply the techniques learned in the pool.

STCW (Refresher) Personal Survival Techniques

Advise on our proposition or specific questions?

Do you want to gain specific knowledge or skills? Can't you find which course you want, need or could do? Please let us know and ask your question in this box. We will provode advise free off sharge and will recommend you to the best of our experience. We will reply as soon as we can but allow a few days or a week as our specialized instructors are sometimes on the water for longer courses.