Ondeck Sailing and Powerboat School

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MCA STCW10 Courses from Ondeck Sailing

MCA STCW10 CoursEs

It is a requirement for all crew on any commercial vessels to complete the STCW 10 Basic Safety Training Week. There is also now an additional requirement to update this training every 5 years .


At Ondeck, we teach these courses in a way that can be put into practice in your own working environment. The
STCW 10 / MCA Basic Safety Training week fulfils the requirements as laid down by the STCW 10 convention and the MCA, and comprised of: 5 modules as follows


> PST - Personal Survival Techniques (often referred to as Sea Survival)

> Elementary First Aid

> PSSR - Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

> PSA - Proficiency in Security Awareness
> Fire prevention and Fire Fighting



5 days in total

No. Students to Instructor: 12:1
Previous Experience: None, but some boating experience is preferable Minimum Age: 16


Dates: This course is run all year round



Personal Survival Techniques (1 day)


Gives you the introduction of what to do should you ever need to abandon ship and take to the liferaft. The course covers basic survival afloat, what to take with you and how to best survive whilst awaiting rescue. The practical part of the course, takes part in the pool where you will don on a lifejacket and practice your skills in and out of the liferaft.You will be required to wear your swim suit, shorts and Tshirt  or track suit bottoms, whilst completeing the pool session. Please bring a towel.



Elementary First Aid (1 day)


Provides you with a basic awareness of injuries commonly found among the crew or guest: cuts, bumps, bruises as well as increasing awareness of classic on the water symptoms such as Hypothermia, Mal de Mer ( sea sickness) and rope burns. You may be asked to take to the floor for the recovery positioning so be prepared to get involved.



Personal Safety and Social Responsibilites (PSSR)


All sounds very serious for those who have never found themselves living in close proximity with others and in areas of the world where traditions/cultures and security is of importance. This course gives you an over view of how to respect your crew mates and understand the possible vulnerability of being the foreigner and keeping you, the crew and the vessel you're on safe.



Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) ½ day


This is included within our STCW Safety Training course or can be taken as a stand alone 4 hour course and is required by anyone working on a vessel to which the ISPS code applies


It is required for those who don't have designated security duties and aims to enable crew to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security, recognising threats and understanding the need for maintaining awareness and vigilance.


Cost as stand alone course US $95



Fire prevention and Fire Fighting (2½ Days)


We can't make you into fire fighters in just a few days but we can help you protect your vessel and crew with some exciting scenario training and real fire training. This element will give you a greater understanding of how to manage a fire, don on Breathing Apperatus while safely extinguishing any fire found. For this course we recommend you wear long sleeved tops and tracksuit bottoms and that you don't mind smelling of smoke, all other equipment will be provided.



STCW10 Updating or Renewal Courses


There were changes to the IMO regulations following the Manila Conference in 2010. These included a requirement to update some of the safety courses every 5 years. If you did your Safety Training 5 years or more ago then you will need to update your certification before the end of 2016.


Ondeck Sailing are pleased to offer the Updating Proficiency in PST [Sea Survival] and Fire Prevention & Firefighting course which is required by everyone irrespective of whether they hold the Advanced courses and in all jurisdictions.


Firefighting is a one day course focussing on the practical use of BAs , hoses, nozzles and requiring a similar physical level of fitness as the full course


The PST (Sea Survival) course is also a full one day course and is the same as we offer for the full Basic Safety Training. Both have been approved by the MCA.


Cost US $ 525


If you did your STCW 95 Basic Safety Training some years ago you may not have completed the Proficiency in Security Awareness course which is also a requirement for serving on commercial vessels. Ondeck Sailing run this as part of our full course as well as 'on demand' .



Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)


In addition to all of the the above courses, we offer the PDSD security course for those with designated security duties (in practice most of the crew on superyachts) This is a 6 hours classroom based course.


It is a useful course to have even if you dont have any current 'designated duties' as roles change and even crew with minor roles should have the qualification .


The training will enable the student to:


> Know why ship security is important and understand the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved
> Understand what constitutes a security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
> Know the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems
> Know how to maintain the measures in a ship security plan and related requirements
> Be able to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.


Having the PDSD means that candidates do not need the PSA


Price US $245





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