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STCW Basic Safety Training (BST)

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STCW Basic Safety Training referred to as STCW 95/10 A -VI/1 is a mandatory training for all people heading out to work at sea onboard commercial vessels including superyachts, cruise liners, expedition vessels, ferries etc. It is a minimum requirement to enter yachting industry.  

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Place: Antibes
Duration: 5 days
Price: 1100 euros

About the course 

STCW Basic Safety Training is a 5-day long course comprised of five modules:

  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (STCW Reg. VI/1. Sect. A-VI/1 (para 2.1.4): understanding of on-board working conditions, safety procedures and accident prevention.
  • Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Reg. VI/1. Sect. A-VI/1 (para 2.1.1): survival at sea in the event of an emergency, life-raft familiarisation.
  • Elementary First Aid (STCW Reg. VI/1. Sect. A-VI/1 (para 2.1.3): basic first aid training & resuscitation.
  • Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (STCW Reg. VI/1. Sect. A-VI/1 (para 2.1.2): fire causes, prevention, extinguishing techniques.
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness (STCW Reg. VI/6. Sect. A-VI/6 (para 4):  importance of on-board security and how to recognise and react in the event of security threats.
  • The course provides students with an important introduction to working at sea and will equip them with necessary skills and knowledge to work safely on-board a seagoing vessel. Although it is a legal requirement for working on board commercial vessels over 24-metres, it is strongly recommended to be taken by all seafarers. Once students obtain STCW Basic Safety Training they are equipped with the minimum mandatory requirement for working on superyachts and commercial vessels over 24 metres in length.

    It is important to remember that in accordance with the 2010 Manila Amendments the holders of STCW Basic Safety certificates are obliged to update their proficiency in fire prevention and fire fighting and personal survival techniques every 5 years. This training is known as STCW Refresher course. You can learn more about STCW Basic Safety and Refresher course here: STCW Basic Safety or Refresher Course: Check Your Certificates

    The STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping) courses are run in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code including the Manila amendments introduced in 2010. 

    Click here : to discover what you will learn the 3 first days (PSA, PSSR & EFA)
    Click here : to discover what you will do during the Fire Practical day
    Click here : to find out more about the PST and last day of the BST


    Our trainings and packages do not include accommodation. However, we work closely with a number of crew houses in Antibes that offer accommodation. Please, check the list here.

    Pack Offers

    To help you secure your first job on a superyacht, Seascope France has designed a number of Get Started on Yachts training packs for deckands and stewards/stewardesses. Apart from the minumum required STCW Basic Safety they include RYA Powerboat Level 2Jet Ski/PWC, and Yacht Steward/ess training:

    All our courses are conducted in English. A sufficient level of understanding and speaking is required in order to successfully complete the course. Contact us if you have any questions.

    Before booking the course, please make sure you read the course delivery, deposit and cancellation policy.

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