STCW Code in Part A contains mandatory provisions with the minimum standards required in order for a seafarer, based on his/her rank, to be able to get on a vessel. According to STCW Code requirements, as those are defined in Part A, every seafarer should attend the following courses:
Source: International Transport Workers Federation
Amongst the STCW courses, there is a bundle of four (4) courses titled “Basic Safety Training courses” which every seafarer is obliged to have completed before boarding a vessel and is composed of the following:
- Personal survival techniques (PST) (STCW A-VI/1-1)
- Fire prevention and fire fighting (STCW A-VI/1-2)
- Elementary first aid (STCW A-VI/1-3)
- Personal safety and social responsibilities (STCW A-VI/1-4)
Successful completion of the aforementioned on behalf of the seafarer leads to the acquisition of the Basic Safety Training Certificate. Additionally, the holder-seafarer has to revalidate every five (5) years.
SQLearn is the first company worldwide to provide STCW Basic Training courses, totally e-learning without the need of physical attendance even for the practical session, approved by a flag administration. This means that all seafarers are now able to obtain their compulsory STCW Basic Safety Training certificate from any place, at any time, right now.
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