STCW Basic Safety Training Course

This entry-level course is required by all crew who want to work at sea on commercial vessels, including Superyachts.

6 day(s)


Cowes, Isle of Wight

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All crew joining a commercial vessel for the first time must complete STCW Basic Safety Training Course. This six-day course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to respond effectively to emergencies onboard and ensure the safety of the passengers and the vessel.

If you are about to start work as a crew member on a Superyacht, a Merchant, Fishing, Passenger, Cruise ship, or Workboat, then you will likely require STCW Basic Safety Training before you step onboard.

What does the course cover?

This course covers five mandatory elements plus Security Awareness, introduced in 2014.

  1. Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (A-VI/1-2)
  2. Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (A-VI/1-4)
  3. Proficiency in Security Awareness (A-VI/1-6)
  4. Sea Survival Techniques (AVI/1-1)
  5. Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)

Training is split between classroom sessions and practical, hands-on skills and practical exercises. You will learn how to use the safety equipment onboard a vessel, from breathing apparatus to life rafts.

RYA Yachtmaster

Suppose you have qualified as an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore or Ocean, have or are about to endorse the certificate to work commercially. In that case, having STCW Basic Safety Training will upgrade your commercial endorsement on your Yachtmaster certificate to “Master of Yachts 200”.

MCA Recognition

Flying Fish UK is an approved MCA training provider. The course complies with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW code.

STCW Basic Safety Training Course
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What our previous students have to say

I recently completed my training with flying fish. From booking the course all the way through to receiving my certificates the team made it an effortless process and were always on hand to help.


I completed the Superyacht Deckhand course with Flying Fish in January 2023 and I highly recommend anyone interested in starting a career in yachting do their training with Flying Fish.


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6 day(s)


Cowes, Isle of Wight


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Still not sure?

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

If you are new to the Maritime industry and don’t have experience working on Superyachts, then you will benefit by gaining extra knowledge to stay above the rest.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 is a legal requirement to drive the yacht tenders so, for Deckhands, this is a must.

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