STCW Basic Safety Training Fort Lauderdale

As a crew member, undergoing the 2010 STCW Basic Safety Training, among other things, is a crucial step toward your maritime career. These certifications not only cover all the basic safety elements but also open up a world of opportunities for you to kickstart your sea career in Fort Lauderdale.

Whether you are already a maritime worker or simply considering a career in this industry, you have probably come across the reference to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW). This internationally accepted set of rules and standards not only defines the required skill and knowledge for mariners but also ensures that your occupational tasks are carried out safely onboard, no matter where you are in the world.

What Is STCW Basic Safety Training In Fort Lauderdale?

There are specific STCW endorsements that allow you to perform various tasks on a yacht. The first step in obtaining these endorsements is to complete the STCW Basic Safety Training course. This course is recognized as a minimum entry qualification for working on yachts and commercial vessels in the maritime sector.

The STCW Basic Safety Training is not only necessary for crew members on yachts, but also for Masters and Officers of the deck on commercial vessels that are more than 24m in length and less than 500GT in capacity. This demonstrates the broad applicability and importance of this training in the maritime industry.


4 STCW Basic Safety Training Courses

Following are the four U.S Coast Guard (USCG) approved courses of this module:

1.       Personal Survival Techniques STCW

Completing the PST preparation as per the STCW code (A-VI/1-1) will grant the candidates the PST credential. The course emphasizes methods of prevention and survival skills. It consists of theoretical and practice sessions, dealing with causes of distress, understanding and using devices, launching and recovering life rafts, preparations for survival, personal survival skills, and search and rescue organizations.

2.       Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention STCW (A-VI/1-2)

Candidates who have successfully completed the Fire Fighting & Prevention under the STCW Code (Section A-VI/1-2) will be issued a Fire Fighting and Prevention Techniques Certificate. In this module, trainees learn important skills to reduce our chances of fires within the yacht, the sources of fire, and the first actions of extinguishing the fire. The training is a blend of classroom exercises, written and computerized tests, and scenario training in the field. 

3.       Personal Safety and Social Responsibility STCW A-VI/1-4

It is a classroom-based course that aims to build skills in candidates that will enable them to walk around the work floor with confidence and with a high level of safety. It covers accident prevention, safety procedures and safe working practices, communication and interaction with other crew, pollution prevention duties, rights and responsibilities of the workers, and others.

4.       Elementary First Aid STCW A-VI/1-3

The Elementary First Aid course is a practical training that blends theory and hands-on sessions. It is designed for all operations on board vessels that require a person to practice elementary first aid. The course teaches you how to handle the most common medical emergencies through demonstrations, ensuring that you are prepared for real-life situations. 

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Objectives of STCW Basic Safety Training Fort Lauderdale

The aim of the STCW-compliant course is to guarantee that a seafarer understands the danger of being on the vessel and also detects the right way to respond to an emergency. At the end of the course, the trainees at Yachtiecareers will have a strong grip on the following:

  • Immediate response to emergencies
  • Introduction, safety, and survival
  • Fire behavior and extinguishing system
  • Portable extinguishers
  • Evacuation and abandoning yacht
  • Survival craft and rescue boats
  • Personal life–saving appliances
  • Survival at sea
  • Main dangers to survivors
  • Emergency radio equipment
  • Helicopter assistance
  • Precautions for marine pollution
  • Minimize the risk of fire
  • Shipboard duties
  • Positioning of casualty
  • Fire detection system
  • Resuscitation
  • Bleeding
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Burns and accidents caused by electricity
  • CPR and first aid care

Are The STCW Basic Training, Basic Training Validation, And Basic Training Refresher The Same?

The STCW basic training endorsement on your MMC states that you must refresh these courses every five years to fulfill the MMC five-year renewal process. 

1.       STCW Basic Training

Duration: lasts for 5 days.

This is the original training course needed to receive the Basic Training endorsement and comprises, as mentioned above, the four elements: 

  • Basic Firefighting
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • First Aid/CPR

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2.       STCW Basic Training Refresher:

Duration: take 3-days to complete

Interested in recertification and renewing the qualification? This is for you!

The STCW Basic Training Refresher is designed for mariners who are renewing their MMC and hold an STCW Basic Training endorsement, but are not sailing regularly. It is also for those who have not yet met the minimum requirement of 360 days at sea within the 5 years validity period of the MMC. If you fall into these categories, this course is for you! 

3.       STCW Basic Training Revalidation

Duration: 2 days.

The STCW Basic Safety Training Revalidation is a USCG-approved course that revalidates your basic maritime personal survival and fire prevention/firefighting abilities as per the 2010 Amendments to the STCW Code. This course is mandatory for mariners revalidating their MMC, holding an STCW Basic Training certificate, and sailing regularly.

This course is mandatory for mariners:

  • who are revalidating their MMC 
  • who hold an STCW basic training certificate
  • who have been sailing regularly

A mariner will have 360 days or more of sea service within the 5-year validity of MMC and will have earned that time on vessels required by the U. S. Coast Guard to conduct regular drills.

Get Your STCW Basic Safety Training In Fort Lauderdale!

The STCW Basic Safety Training course at Yachtiecareers equips trainees with the necessary safety skills for all roles on a vessel. Our course is MCA-approved and USCG-recognized, ensuring its acceptance worldwide. By registering for our premium STCW Basic Safety Training package, you will also receive discounted accommodation in Fort Lauderdale, making your training experience more convenient and affordable. 

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