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About this course

Seafarers who hold an existing personal survival techniques (PST) certificate are required to complete this updating training course to maintain proficiency under the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments (STCW Section A-VI/1 and table A-VI/1-1). 

The training takes place both in the classroom and at our pool facility, where attendees are required to be fit enough to undertake the in-water practical drills, similar to those undertaken on the original PST course. 

For further information on updated training, download MSN 1865, and see also MIN 535


You must have completed the full personal survival techniques course, or associated updated training. 

You must also provide a self declaration confirming you have maintained the required standard of competence through on board training. 

Please note: OPITO offshore oil and gas training courses (such as BOSIET) are not acceptable as prerequisite qualifications.

Guidance for delegates who are pregnant and wish to undertake training: 

Delegates who are or think they may be pregnant and wish to undertake training should contact the WMS Short Course Sales Team before booking the course to obtain guidance regarding the additional documentary pre-requisite requirements.

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08.30 - 16.30 Friday