The UL Lafayette Marine Survival Training Center trains personnel from the petroleum, aviation and maritime industries in emergency procedures and use of the lifesaving equipment available to them. Our mission is to provide the best marine safety training available by using state-of-the-art facilities and experienced, motivated instructors.
MSTC has operated as a self-funded department and trained over 100,000 students since its inception in 1988. Funding is primarily from course enrollment fees. MSTC currently offers seven courses approved by the US Coast Guard that are required for licensing. In addition, MSTC offers courses in Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET), Sea Survival, Fire Fighting, and First Aid/CPR.
In 2004, in an effort to meet the growing international training needs of the US oil and gas industry’s global workforce, UL Lafayette MSTC entered into a training agreement with Petrofac Training to bring the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO) standards to the USA. The OPITO standards are currently in use in 40 countries and are rapidly become the recognized Oil and Gas industry standard around the world.
MSTC is also offering Escape System Training required in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea and other countries. Being able to complete this training in the USA prior to mobilizing their workforce to other parts of the world is a major advantage to US companies.