Contact Us

STCW Personal Survival Techniques Refresher

Fully accredited facilities & courses

Credit cards accepted

Knowledgeable trainers with industry experience

Purpose-built facilities with 18m training tower


A 1/2 day STCW Personal Survival Techniques Refresher course required every 5 years as per STCW 2010 Manila Amendment and meeting the requirements laid down in:

Regulation VI/1, paragraph 1 and section A-VI/1, paragraphs 2.1.1 of the STCW Code 1978, as amended.

This course is governed by the IYT on behalf of the Marshall Islands Flag, a flag state of the IMO and accepted by all IMO Flag States including the Red Ensign / MCA. Valid for 5 years from the date of issue, this 1/2 day blended course is one of the mandatory STCW Basic Safety Training Modules required under international maritime law for all seafarers holding a critical safety role onboard.

Our multipurpose, well equipped training facility in Grimsby provides real life experience whilst you train in a realistic environment in the prevailing conditions. Our 1/2 day STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST) Refresher course is delivered by approved maritime trainers with a wealth of experience holding the IMO 6.09 Train the Trainer / Training Course for Maritime Instructors qualification.

Course Topics Include:

  • Maritime Emergencies
  • Ship Emergency Procedures
  • Life Saving Appliances
  • Maritime Legislation
  • Sea Survival Principles
  • Life Raft Familiarisation
  • Calling for help
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Water Entry
  • Basic First Aid within a life raft
  • Life raft familiarisation
  • Life right cap-size drill(s)
  • Abandon ship drill / evacuation scenarios


£110 (VAT excl.) per person


0.5 Days

Equipment required:

Assessment Criteria: Continual Assessment, Practical Assessment and written theory test.

What you need to bring:

  • Towel
  • Old shoes / trainers for wearing over immersion suits
  • Change of clothes

You will be provided with:

  • Lunch
  • Changing facilities and showers
  • SOLAS Approved Immersion Suit and Base Layer for use during training
  • SOLAS Life Jacket for waterborne exercises
  • Training Materials

You will be required to sign a medical declaration confirming that you are fit and able to carry out practical tasks including but not limited to; Life raft entry, water entry, group swimming (aided).

Practical exercises are conducted within the confines of a controlled water training area in Grimsby Fish Dock. The water has been tested for E-Coli and necessary bacteria as per regulations for inland, coastal and brackish waters (2007). Tests are conducted monthly and results are available on request / displayed on site. We are pleased to confirm that our results put us into the ‘excellent category’, which is expected considering the dock water changes twice daily due to tides.

Sorry there are no dates available for this course at the moment.