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Advanced Fire Fighting is mandatory for all seafarers designated to control and manage fire-fighting operations onboard ships.


Control and manage firefighting operations onboard ships with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics, and command. To organise and train fire parties; inspect and service fire-detection and -extinguishing systems and equipment; investigate and compile reports on accidents involving fire.

Course outcomes

On completion of the course the participant should, amongst others, be able to:
• Execute the correct fire-fighting methods at sea and in port
• Organise and train fire parties
• Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
• Execute ventilation, fuel and electrical systems control
• Analyse the impact of firefighting operations on a ships’ stability

Training information

In order to join the course, the participant must hold a valid Basic Training
Certificate. The course is conducted in accordance with the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code Section A-VI/3.

Teaching methods includes a combination of lectures, discussion, case studies and practical training.


The duration of the course is 2 days.

Assessment and certification

Instructors will assess the candidates through the observation of practical skills and a short written exam. Upon successful completion of the course and the practical modules, an international recognised STCW certificate will be issued by STC.

Number of participants

The minimum number of participants is 8 and the maximum is 16.


Nortear Training Academy, Luanda, Angola.


The cost of the course is to be defined once the final duration of the program is determined.

Advance Marine Fire Fighting (AFF)

Course Duration: 4 Days
Course Certification: Certificate of Completion
Assessment: Written assessment & Practical evaluation
STCW Reference: A-VI/3

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