Target Audience

STCW Basic Safety Training is the standard emergency, safety and survival training which is compulsory for anyone working at sea.


This course covers all requirements of STCW for certification in Basic Training:

  • Personal Survival Techniques (A-VI/1-1)
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (A-VI/1-2
  • Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (A-VI/1-4) 
Course Content

After successful completion of this course participants will have the necessary competence to be able to:

  • Identify emergency signals and raise the alarm in all emergency situations
  • Communicate effectively in emergency situations
  • Safely abandon ship and survive in a life raft or lifeboat until rescued
  • Apply fire prevention techniques and fight fires on board ship
  • Correctly don and use Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus
  • Apply immediate first aid upon discovery of a casualty
  • Identify enclosed spaces on board a ship and precautions to take before entry
  • Identify procedures for hot work on board a ship
  • Fully comprehend the permit to work system
  • Take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
  • Observe safe working practices
Entry Standards

Medically fit for sea service


Classroom, fire ground with enclosed spaces

Teaching Method

Lectures, videos, practical exercises.


STCW Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1. SOLAS, The ISM Code, The LSA Code, The FSS Code, COSWP. IMO Model Courses 1.13, 1.19, 1.20 and 1.21 

Course Duration

8 days.


Written exams and practical assessments.


Course certificate upon successful completion leading to STCW certification.


This course is offered regularly in MTC Cyprus. Please contact your local Crew Service Centre for the next available course.