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Personal Survival Techniques - USCG/STCW 2010

This twelve (12) hour course is one of the elements of the USCG/STCW Basic Training program.  The course combines classroom and in water training to teach personnel the proper actions and survival techniques to ensure safety during an emergency evacuation/abandonment from a vessel or offshore facility. Upon completion the certificate is valid for five (5) years.

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the training requirements of Section A-VI /1 and Table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 10.205(I)(1).

Course Outline

Day 1


  • Introduction
  • Drills and crew training
  • Types of emergencies
  • Abandonment systems
  • Location aids

Practical Training

  • Surviving without equipment
  • Surviving with USCG approved equipment
  • Assesment of skills
  • Evaluation/debriefing

Day 2


  • Launching a TEMPSC
  • Use of Lifeboat/Survival craft equipment

Practical Training

  • Launching a TEMPSC as a passenger

Written test

Tuition:       $400        1.2 CEUs