Course objective

Acquiring knowledge, understanding and proficiency necessary for performing duties and carrying the responsibility prescribed by Regulation VI/1 of International Convention STCW and standard А-VI/1 STCW Code, taking into account of typical IMO Model Courses:

  • IMO 1.19 Personal Survival Techniques;
  • IMO 1.20 Fire Prevention And Fire Fighting;
  • IMO 1.13 Elementary First Aid;
  • IMO 1.21 Personal Safety And Social Responsibilities.


  • ypes of emergency situations which may occur, such as collision, fire, foundering
  • Types of life-saving appliances normally carried on ships
  • Equipment in survival craft
  • Location of personal life-saving appliances
  • Principles concerning survival, including: value of training and drills; personal protective clothing and equipment; need to be ready for any emergency; actions to be taken when called to survival craft stations; actions to be taken when required to abandon ship; actions to be taken when in the water; actions to be taken when aboard a survival craft; main dangers to survivors

Minimization the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire

  • Shipboard fire-fighting organization
  • Location of fire-fighting appliances and emergency escape routes
  • The elements of fire and explosion (the fire triangle)
  • Types and sources of ignition
  • Flammable materials, fire hazards and spread of fire
  • The need for constant vigilance
  • Actions to be taken on board ship
  • Fire and smoke detection and automatic alarm systems
  • Classification of fire and applicable extinguishing agents
  • Fighting and extinguishing fires

Fire-fighting equipment and its location on board

  • Instruction in: fixed installations; fire-fighter’s outfits; personal equipment; fire-fighting appliances and equipment; fire-fighting methods; fire-fighting agents; fire-fighting procedures; use of breathing apparatus for fighting fires and effecting rescues

Taking immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency

  • Assessment of needs of casualties and threats to own safety
  • Appreciation of body structure and functions
  • Understanding of immediate measures to be taken in cases of emergency, including the ability to: position casualty; apply resuscitation techniques; control bleeding; apply appropriate measures of basic shock management; apply appropriate measures in event of burns and scalds, including accidents caused by electric current; rescue and transport a casualty; improvise bandages and use materials in the emergency kit

Complying with emergency procedures

  • Types of emergency which may occur, such as collision, fire, foundering
  • Knowledge of shipboard contingency plans for response to emergencies
  • Emergency signals and specific duties allocated to crew members in the muster list; muster stations; correct use of personal safety equipment
  • Action to take on discovering potential emergency, including fire, collision, foundering and ingress of water into the ship
  • Action to take on hearing emergency alarm signals
  • Value of training and drills
  • Knowledge of escape routes and internal communication and alarm systems

Taking precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment

  • Basic knowledge of the impact of shipping on the marine environment and the effects of operational or accidental pollution on it
  • Basic environmental protection procedures
  • Basic knowledge of complexity and diversity of the marine environment

Observing safe working practices

  • Importance of adhering to safe working practices at all times
  • Safety and protective devices available to protect against potential hazards aboard ship
  • Precautions to be taken prior to entering enclosed spaces
  • Familiarization with international measures concerning accident prevention and occupational health

Contribution to effective communications on board ship

  • Understanding the principles of, and barriers to, effective communication between individuals and teams within the ship
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communications

Contribution to effective human relationships on board ship

  • Importance of maintaining good human and working relationships aboard ship
  • Basic teamworking principles and practice, including conflict resolution
  • Social responsibilities; employment conditions; individual rights and obligations; dangers of drug and alcohol abuse

Understanding and taking necessary actions to control fatigue

  • Importance of obtaining the necessary rest
  • Effects of sleep, schedules, and the circadian rhythm on fatigue
  • Effects of physical stressors on seafarers
  • Effects of environmental stressors in and outside the ship and their impact on seafarers
  • Effects of schedule changes on seafarer fatigue

Certification Maritime Administration of Ukraine

Course level


Teaching language

Ukrainian, russian, english

Course duration

7 working days (primary training)

Number of participants

maximum 18

Entry requirements

Course is intended for all seafarers

Required documents

  • Seamen’s identification card
  • Ukrainian passport
  • Identification code
  • Photo 3,5×4,5 (black tie, white shirt)
  • Previous certificate (if any)
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