Personal Survival Techniques (PST) STCW-95

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 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 Services.

Tel: + 353 21 4335609 


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Upcoming Course Dates
  • 21/06/2021
  • 18/10/2021

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Course Name:

Personal Survival Techniques (PST) STCW-95

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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 practicals, 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.

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 certified by a doctor to be in good health.  Delegates must produce a valid Doctor's Note or Seafarer's Medical. All students will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire before the course commences.

A Doctor’s note is a letter from a doctor (GP) to state that the course candidate/delegate is considered medically fit to participate in all aspects of the course.

A valid Irish Seafarer’s Medical or a Seafarer’s Medical Certificate issued by an administration of an EU member state will be accepted in place of the Doctor’s Note.

All students will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire before the course commences.

N.B.-On the commencement day of the course, please be in the Reception area of the NMCI by 8.30am.

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Upcoming Course Dates:

  • Start Date: Monday, 21 June 2021
  • Start Date: Monday, 18 October 2021

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