WHAT IS STCW BASIC SAFETY TRAINING?

STCW 10 TRAINING

STCW stands for “Standards for Training, Certification and Watch Keeping (for Seafarers) and was an international agreement established in 1978 among the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) countries. It has since seen two major sets of amendments; STCW 1995 and the current standard STCW 2010. STCW10 is also know as the Manila Amendments and came into Force in 2012. One of the key changes under 2010 (Manilla) is that certain STCW certificates require update training every five years.

The standard is used internationally for shipping and in some counties is required by commercial yachtsmen. Here in the UK’ STCW is a requirement for yacht crew operating vessels over 200 tonnes. Below that size many crew prefer to take the equivalent RYA courses however STCW courses still meet the requirements for small craft.

Many people wrongly refer to the 5 basic safety courses that make up STCW Basic Safety Week as the STCW courses, there is in fact a much wider range of other STCW courses some of which are offered by our partners;

SURVIVAL

FIRST AID

SECURITY & SAFETY

FIRE FIGHTING

MANAGEMENT / MASTER

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