Course Name: STCW Basic Safety Training and Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STCW BST & STSDSD) --> Duration : 14 Days
The STCW Course for Basic Safety Training (BST) and Security Training for
Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STSDSD) is a 14-day combined
certification course that is required for all seafarers who intend to work onboard
commercial merchant vessels.
STCW (Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping) is an international convention that ensures the standardization of training in the maritime industry. The STCW course in Mumbai provides seafarers with basic safety skills and knowledge through a combination of four courses, viz., elementary first aid, personal survival techniques, fire prevention & fire-fighting, and personal safety & social responsibility.
The STCW course also trains students about security systems and security threat recognition and response. The course offers the minimum level of qualification that is a must for every seafarer to gain familiarization with maritime work environments and decrease the chances of unfortunate incidents at sea.
The STCW BST certificate is valid for 5 years, after which you will need to undertake the STCW Refresher Course.
Section A: Basic Safety Training (BST)
- Elementary First Aid (EFA):
- Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR):
- Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF):
- Personal Survival Techniques (PST):
The EFA Chapter teaches basic first aid and life-saving skills, training students how to take action upon encountering medical emergencies or accidents on board.
The PSSR course equips new seafarers for life at sea. This chapter provides a basic induction into safe working practices, emergency procedures, pollution prevention, and building effective human relationships.
The FPFF course provides students with knowledge of fire prevention and trains them to take the right measures in emergency fire situations by building competency in basic fire-fighting techniques.
The PST course provides seafarers with essential survival knowledge, teaching them how to survive in the event of ship abandonment, usage of survival crafts, and other principles of survival.
Section B: Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STSDSD):
The STCW STSDSD course introduces students to the ISPS Code and security roles and responsibilities. The course explains how security systems work and teaches seafarers how to maintain the security plan conditions, undertake security inspections, and recognize and respond to security risks and threats.
- The STCW course in Mumbai is required for all prospective and existing seafarers.
- INDOS Number is Mandatory.
- A Minimum 10th pass is desirable.
- All students must be in good physical health.
- INDOS Number.
- Indian CDC Number (for Existing Seafarers).
- Medical Fitness Certificate (DGS-approved).
- Passport-sized Photographs.
Upon successful completion of the STCW course in Mumbai, all candidates will be
issued MCA-approved STCW EFA, STCW PSSR, STCW FPFF, and STCW PST
Certificates for the STCW BST course and the STCW STSDSD Certificate.
The BST certificates will be valid for five years, after which you will be required to undergo an STCW Refresher Course.
The STCW Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STSDSD) Certificate will have lifetime validity.