Personal Survival Techniques (PST) STCW-95 NMCI TS

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (or STCW), 1995 sets qualification standards for masters, officers and watch personnal on seagoing merchant ships.


The STCW 95 course and modules form part of the statutory requirements for both deck and engineering qualification. It is a globally recognised qualification for working afloat on fishing vessels over 24m and on merchant vessels of over 500GT.


Here at NMCI Training Services we offer a range of STCW '95 and Non STCW '95 professional short courses for the maritime sector. We are also delighted to announce that we are now offering STCW Refresher Training.


For further information about our STCW '95 & Non STCW '95 courses, please contact NMCI Training Services.

Tel: + 353 21 4335609 


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Course Name:

Personal Survival Techniques (PST) STCW-95 NMCI TS

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Short Description:

This is a 1-day course containing practical and theory sections including launching and entering a life raft in a designated pool.

Full Description:

Personal Survival Techniques (PST) is a one-day course split into both theory and practical’s, including launching and entering a life raft.
Included are actions to be taken by persons for self-protection in emergency situations, survival at sea and deployment of safety equipment.

Upon successful completion the trainee will be able to demonstrate competence to:

-          Don a lifejacket

-          Don and use immersion suit

-          Safely step from a height into water

-          Right an inverted life raft while wearing a lifejacket

-          Swim while wearing a lifejacket

-          Keep afloat without a lifejacket

-          Board a survival craft from the water while wearing a lifejacket

-          Take initial actions on boarding survival craft to enhance chance of survival

-          Stream a drogue or sea anchor

-          Operate survival craft equipment

-          Operate location devices, including radio equipment

It forms part of the mandatory basic training for all seafaring personnel. So it's also part of our offshore training courses.

Items to bring:

When joining this course please ensure you bring the following items with you:

National ID, Swim gear, wash gear and towel, change of clothes, soft shoes to wear in the pool, €1 coin for safety locker.

Please note: All trainees must be in good health. All trainees will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire before the course commences.

Please note, joining instructions are sent to all delegates in advance of training. If your company has made a booking on your behalf, joining instructions will be sent directly to the booker. These should be forwarded to you. If you do not receive your joining instructions at least 2 days in advance of the course, please contact our admin team.

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Upcoming Course Dates:

  • Start Date: Friday, 19 April 2024
  • Start Date: Thursday, 16 May 2024
  • Start Date: Monday, 10 June 2024
  • Start Date: Thursday, 20 June 2024
  • Start Date: Thursday, 11 July 2024
  • Start Date: Thursday, 08 August 2024
  • Start Date: Thursday, 29 August 2024
  • Start Date: Thursday, 05 September 2024
  • Start Date: Thursday, 17 October 2024
  • Start Date: Thursday, 07 November 2024
  • Start Date: Monday, 11 November 2024

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