The Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), which the International Maritime Organization (IMO) established in 1978, designates a set of minimal international training standards for professional mariners. The intention of STCW training programs is to promote the safety of life and property at sea, as well as ensure protective measures for the marine environment.
The STCW Basic Training course provides instruction and practical training in relevant safety skills necessary to work onboard a vessel in a variety of different roles with designated duties.
Our STCW-compliant and USCG approved Basic Training courses includes training for the following:
Basic Firefighting: This course combines classroom instruction and field training for fire identification, prevention and detection and firefighting skills. Learn search and rescue (SAR) and techniques for navigating dark and smoke-filled environments.
Personal Survival Techniques: Gain basic survival knowledge and skills for overcoming common emergencies at sea, including locating supplies and emergency craft and rescue boats, operating life-saving equipment and procedures for abandoning ship.
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities: This module involves classroom instruction only, followed by an exam. The PSSR module covers subjects including workplace relationships, safe work environments, personal care and more.
Elementary First Aid: Learn basic medical first aid skills and CPR techniques with a focus on for maritime situations.
The STCW certification is valid for 5 years from completion of the course. If your STCW Fire Fighting and Personal Survival Certificates are more than 5 years old you must complete an update training course to be able to work on-board. With our campus locations, PVD Training has the ability to offer STCW training courses, as well as refresher and revalidation courses, coast to coast to meet the needs of mariners across Vietnam and the world.