PST (Personal Survival Technique) (STCW 2010)


The Personal Survival Technique program covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention and Code. Successful completion of this course will satisfy the training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 10.205 (I)(1).

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Personal Survival Technique (PST) – Water Survival, the trainee will be familiar with:

  • Abandonment and survival
  • Types of lifesaving appliances carried on ships
  • Personal lifesaving equipment
  • Survival crafts and survival craft’s equipment
  • Helicopter safety

Additional Information

Course Length: 12 hrs

Course Required By: United States Coast Guard for STCW-2010 Endorsement

Written Exam: A minimum written test score of 70% is required. Students that fail the test will undergo remediation and be allowed 1 retest. A second failure requires repeating the course before they may test again.

Retraining: See Coast Guard-specific requirements.

Performance Task: See Coast Guard-specific checklist requirements.

Prerequisites: This course is basic training for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity onboard ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated safety duties in operation of the ship. There are no particular educational requirements. All trainees must be certified by a doctor to be in good health.

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