|City Training MCA School Number 4921 (courses pending MCA sign off in March)
This is the Maritime version of the RYA Sea Survival, this course is valid for 5 years, the RYA course is indefinite. This course is required for some employers, please check before booking the course MCA or STCW.
This training is intended to meet the requirements set out in Table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code and
unit A11 of the marine national occupational standards.
The greatest and most immediate threat to life in the event of abandoning ship is cold exposure. Precautions to protect against it, together with knowledge of survival equipment and its use, is the main message of this training. Other problems that a survivor will encounter are covered so as to ensure the highest possible chances
This course is to give all persons wanting to go to sea the essential basic knowledge of personal survival principles and techniques that can be applied to maximise their chances.
The aim is to give an understanding of how to use the safety equipment carried onboard. This
course covers preparation for survival, lifejackets, search and rescue and a wet session in a with a life raft.
Course duration - One Day or Two Evenings
Pre Course Knowledge - none
Preparation for sea survival
Types of emergency situations
Training drills and their importance and implementation
Survival difficulties, Survival requirements
Mustering points and abandoning the vessel
Actions prior to abandonment
Initial and Secondary actions onboard life raft
Aids to location – VHF, AIS, EPIRBs, SARTs
Survival Suits and Thermal Protective Aids
Lifejacket - design and construction SOLAS
Correct fitting and wearing procedure
Purpose and use of lifejackets
Entering the water from a reasonable height
Liferafts – standards SOLAS, ORC and ISO 9650
Stowage and containment onboard
Types, design and construction
Launching a deck stowed life raft.
Life raft equipment
Righting a capsized life raft
Helping an injured person onboard
Initial actions to be taken in a life raft
Practical wet drill
Life raft launching
Boarding dry and wet
Jumping from the poolside or board dry
Methods to increase chances of survival once in the water
Helping injured persons, Raft capsize drill
Final abandonment exercises
The certificate will state that the candidate has;
completed a programme of training by the
Maritime and Coastguard Agency as meeting
the requirements laid down in: STCW 95
Regulation VI/1 and paragraph 2.1.1 of
Section VI/1 of the STCW Code.