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3 Days
Cowes Isle of Wight
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If you are working as a Seafarer onboard ship and have completed your STCW Basic Safety Training course more than five years ago then this update training course is for you

The STCW Update Course is the 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW convention require the holders of Basic Safety Training certificates to undertake refresher training in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and Personal Survival techniques every five years.

Course programme

Our 3 day STCW update course starts with two days of Fire Fighting, there is then a day off before you complete your STCW Personal survival update training

The course includes all the practical skills you would have completed during your first STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting course. We will update you on the latest techniques, equipment and procedures. You will refresh both theory and practical skills needed to use fire fighting equipment to reduce a fire to a safe and controlled state. You will learn how fires at sea are caused and the precautions needed to minimise the risk to life.

The Personal Survival course will refresh all the skills you practices five years ago. The course includes a practical exercises in the swimming pool where you recap how to launch a life raft, update survival techniques and how to use the latest survival equipment

If you are unable to complete both elements then you are able to complete Fire Prevention and Fire fighting on one date then come back to complete your Personal Survival on another date



  • Safety equipment, training and certification.

Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
23/10/2017 28/10/2017 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Price £375
Full payment needed
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£210Shared self-catering accommodation
20/11/2017 25/11/2017 Cowes, Isle of Wight Fully booked
Price £375
Full payment needed
Sorry, this is no longer available
Optional add-ons
£210Shared self-catering accommodation

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

You must hold an existing STCW Personal Survival Techniques certificate to attend this update course. Both Fire fighting and Personal Survival are physically demanding and require a good level of fitness. You should hold an ENG1 Medical Certificate to prove medical fitness. If you have concerns over your fitness then please contact Flying Fish.

Full itinerary

STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting ( 2 days)

We will refresh your knowledge on the different types fire fighting equipment found onboard, BA gear, casualty recovery in smoke filled compartement. You will complete a life fire exercise and use various types of fire extinguishers

STCW Personal Survival Techniques (1 Day)

Here you will get the chance to go back to the pool get into the life raft. We will update you with changes, techniques and equipment since your last sea survival course

Related courses

While not compulsory for those working on Superyachts or commercial ships. Holders of the RYA Yachtmaster offshore or Ocean Certificate of competence who are working as an RYA instructor are required to update first aid every three years