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Course Title: PERSONAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUE

Duration: 3 Days

COVERAGE / PROGRAM FOCUS:
  • Introduction
  • Safety and Survival
  • Safety guidance
  • Principles of survival at sea
  • Definitions, survival craft and appliances
  • SOLAS training manual
  • Safety symbols
  • Emergency Situations
  • Types of emergency, Precautions, Fire prevention, Foundering
  • Crew expertise, Muster list and emergency signals, Crew and Emergency instructions
  • Extra equipment and survival
  • Abandoning ship complications
  • Evacuation
  • Abandoning ship-last resort
  • Personal preparation for abandoning ship
  • Need to prevent panic
  • Crew duties to passengers
  • Crew duties-launching survival craft
  • Master's orders to abandon ship
  • Means of survival
  • Survival craft and Rescue Boats
  • Lifeboats, Life rafts
  • Personal Life Saving Appliances
  • Lifebuoys, Life jackets
  • Inflatable life jackets
  • Immersion suits/anti-exposure suit(AES)
  • Thermal protective aids
  • Personal Life Saving Appliances(Demonstrations)
  • Lifebuoys, Lifejackets, Inflatable lifejackets
  • Immersion suits
  • Thermal protective aids
  • Personal survival without lifejacket
  • Boarding survival craft
  • Survival at sea, Dangers to survivors
  • Best use of survival craft facilities
  • Emergency Radio Equipment
  • Portable radio apparatus for survival craft
  • Emergency position-indicating radio beacons
  • Search and rescue transponders
  • Helicopter assistance
  • Communicating with the helicopter
  • Evacuation from ship and survival craft
  • Helicopter pick-up,Correct use of helicopter harness
METHOD:

Combination of classroom lecture-presentation and discussion reinforced with case studies.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT / TARGET GROUP:

The course is mandatory for all to join ship.

COURSE CERTIFICATE:

A certificate of course completion shall be issued to those who shall satisfactorily fulfill the course requirements. Certificate of Proficiency is issued by the Department of Shipping on completion of an oral test.