This Basic Safety Training (BST) course meets STCW-95 requirements and is comprised of four modules of training. All modules are approved by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and meet the requirements of 46 CFR and the STCW code for USCG license endorsement.
- 9-Hour First Aid & CPR
Focus on shipboard medical emergencies
- 5 1/2-Hour Personal Safety & social Responsibilities
Focus on life aboard ship
- 12 -Hour Personal Survival Techniques
- 17-Hour Basic Fire Fighting
Fire prevention and response
Students with satisfactory level of completion will receive:
- American Red Cross First Aid and CPR cards
- Certificates of Completion showing compliance with 46 CFR and STCW code
Certificates of completion may be presented to the USCG within one year of the training for credential or license endorsement.
Course material includes classroom instruction and participation in practical skills, including swimming and fire fighting. Assessments are both written and practical. All students must be physically fit and know how to swim.
This “hands-on” training requires the student to demonstrate the skill & ability to prove that they are qualified to serve aboard seagoing vessels.
Basic Safety Training is required of all mariners with a license over 200GT, Able Seamen, and mariners with licenses less than 200GT who take passengers for hire into foreign waters.
Online Schedule and Registration
Minimum 8, Maximum 12 students
Ability to swim 50 yards. Physical fitness to perform practical exercises. Students will be required to wear heavy and confining turnout gear as part of the fire fighting exercises.
$950 per person