Personal Survival Techniques

Trafikverket 1 hour and 24 minutes

Everyone on board must be prepared and know their duties before an emergency occurs. When an emergency happens, it happens fast. This course will give you a basic understanding and assist you with techniques for personal survival if an emergency occurs.

You will learn about life-saving appliances generally carried on ships, how equipment in survival crafts work, and locations of personal life-saving devices. We will also cover principles, and how to handle heat stroke, sunstroke, exposure to cold, hypothermia, effects of seasickness. And other dangers such as drinking seawater, fire or oil on water, and sharks in the water.

After completing this course, you will have a better understanding of the theoretical principles behind surviving at sea.

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The Swedish Transport Administration is responsible for the long-term infrastructure planning for road traffic, rail traffic, shipping and aviation, as well as for the construction and operation of state roads and railways.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 1 hour and 24 minutes
  5. Intended for: For all seafarers engaged in designated safety duties onboard.
  6. Reference: Based on IMO Model course 1.19 and the provisions of table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code. Meets the mandatory minimum requirements for seafarers familiarization and basic safety training.