Personal Survival Techniques

General information

The Personal Survival Techniques course has been designed to meet the requirements of the STCW Convention 1978, as amended, Table A-VI/1-1.

Course content:

  • Life rafts types and content. Lifeboat handling;
  • Lifejackets, survival suits use and donning;
  • Flares and other emergency beacons;
  • Hypothermia;
  • Practical: abandonment, individual and group entry;
  • Practical: righting a capsized raft;
  • Practical: rescue and survival techniques without a life raft;

Those who succesfully complete this course should achieve the essential practical skills and theoretical knowledge to react efficiently to an emergengy abandonment with or without a life raft.

Contact Person: Bie Van Deun / Mathias Smidt (


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1022 - Safety


Venue: Antwerp Maritime Academia
Antwerp, Belgium



380 EUR (including course material, certificate, lunch, coffee and water)


Medical Certificate "Fit for Duty"


Academic level: Lifelong Learning
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