STCW - Basic Training (BT) - (formerly Basic Safety Training)
Seafarer’s employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated duties in the operation of the ship shall, before being assigned, have completed Basic Training.
The course runs for five days. All mariners that wish to operate in international waters must show that they are competent in the four areas mentioned.
Sea School has developed three STCW compliant Basic Training courses that are approved by the Coast Guard:
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How to Comply
All mariners who apply for an original MMD or currently hold an “entry level” MMD without an endorsed qualified rating (ordinary seaman/wiper/steward), comply with STCW by completing the four Basic Training (BT) courses, which are: Basic Firefighting; Personal Survival Techniques; Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities; and Elementary First Aid. Then the MMD holder applies for an STCW certificate from the Coast Guard.
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