Approved STCW Basic Safety Courses
What is STCW?
An international change in training procedures requiring people
with prior experience to demonstrate proficiency in basic safety
or obtain practical skills through a structured learning program.
is affected by STCW?
working on the following vessels if they operate seaward of the
boundary line (The boundary line separates inland and near coastal
waters, for licensing purposes):
Vessels over 200 gross tons.
2. Passenger vessels subject to 46 CFR, sub-chapter H(>l00 gt.).
3. Uninspected towing vessels that are subject to the Officers Competency
4. Vessels sailing foreign.
Who Needs Basic Safety Training?
Required of everyone needing to meet STCW requirements who began
seagoing service after February 1, 1997.
Course Descriptions: Basic
Basic Safety fulfills the requirements for Standards of Training,
Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW 95). This course encompasses
all five topic areas in the Basic Safety program. The five segments
may be taken together or individually.
A 2 day
course including 8 hours of lecture and 8 hours of practical
training on the fire ground fighting fires with various extinguishing
(12 hours) of classroom and in-the-water practice with water
survival techniques and lifesaving equipment including life
rafts and survival suits.
1 day (8
hours) of basic first aid techniques for injury assessment,
immediate care and CPR.
(4 hours) of basic emergency procedures, alarm signal recognition,
lock out/tag out, personal protective gear and social responsibility.
STCW / USCG Approved Basic Safety Course Requirements:
Course Attendance: 100% required
Testing: All testing is done with New England Maritime. You DO NOT test with the Coast Guard.
Certification: Upon successful completion (attendance and passing required exams), you will receive a New England Maritime Certificate of Training.
Note: Individuals who began sea service prior to February 1, 1997 need to complete Basic Safety Training at some point if they wish to advance to a license or certificate that will have an STCW certificate valid after February 1, 2002
STCW Basic Safety Course Dates - Hyannis, MA
Course (all five days)
- Mar 3-7, 2014
- May 5-9, 2014
- Sept 15-19, 2014
- Nov 10-14, 2014
- Mar 3-4, 2014
- May 5-6, 2014
- Sept 15-16, 2014
- Nov 10-11, 2014
First Aid/CPR ONLY
- March 5, 2014
May 7, 2014
September 17, 2014
November 12, 2014
- March 6-7, 2014
November 13-14, 2014
Safety/Social Responsibility ONLY
March 6, 2014
May 8, 2014
September 18, 2014
- November 13,
| Deposit Required $350.00
| Cancellation Policy: Deposits are refundable if written cancellation is received more than 14 days prior to course start date, less an administration fee of $100 and the cost of books. Cancellations made 14 days or less from the course date will forfeit full deposit plus cost of books received. A student requesting a move to a future class will be assessed a $100 fee and cancellation policy will remain in effect as of original class date. A full refund if class size minimum is not met.
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