This one-day STCW Personal Survival Course provides anyone intending to go to sea with the knowledge and training to enhance their chances of survival in an emergency. This course forms part of the STCW Basic Safety Training Course, which is mandatory for all seafarers working on commercial vessels.

What does the course cover

The course is divided into two sections: The first half of the day is classroom-based learning of the theory of survival and getting to know the different types of equipment onboard. The afternoon is spent in a swimming pool, where we show you how to use a life raft and techniques to help you survive at sea.

Topics include:

  • Main types of maritime emergencies
  • Survival equipment used during a maritime emergency
  • Principals of survival during such emergencies
  • How to abandon ship during an emergency
  • How to be able to survive in the water
  • How to use a survival craft during an emergency

MCA Recognition

Flying Fish UK is recognised MCA training provider.

Key facts

What our previous customers have to say

What an absolute honour and pleasure it was being a part of Flying Fish family for the 2 weeks I completed with them! From the professional, helpful and attentive staff to fun, laughter and memories.

Monika B

Staff are amazing and so kind! Great course and great accommodation. Lovely location and an all round great friendly atmosphere.

Ossia M

Book STCW Personal Survival Techniques today!

1 day(s)


Cowes, Isle of Wight

Accommodation is sold out for the dates you have selected, please contact us to discuss your options

Still not sure?

From training to career advise we’ll be happy to sit down and give you the guidance you need!

You should combine this course with STCW Elementary Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Proficiency in Security Awareness and Elementary First Aid – or search again for STCW Basic Safety Training which covers all these subjects.

STCW Basic Safety Training

STCW Basic Safety Training Course

The STCW course is mandatory for anyone starting a career at sea.

6 day(s)



View course
STCW Fire Fighting Course

STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Our 2.5-day course, part of the STCW Basic Safety Training, provides skills and knowledge to deal with a fire onboard.

2.5 day(s)



View course