STC-SA is now accredited with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to facilitate this course at the Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Port Elizabeth

Target Group

Seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship.


Compliance with the Code of Safe Working Practices to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment. Minimize the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness to respond to any emergency situations onboard a vessel


This learning opportunity is designed for the training of all seafarers in any capacity wishing to pursue a career at sea. This learning opportunity is designed in such a way as to achieve the Survival at Sea competencies as described in the STCW and SAMSA Codes respectively


  • Comply with Emergency Procedures
  • Take precautions prevent pollution to marine environment
  • Knowledge and observation of safe working practices
  • Contribute to effective human relationships on board ship
  • Contribute to effective communications on board ship
  • Understand and take necessary actions to control fatigue


  • ABET Literacy
  • Medically fit for sea

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)

Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Certification: Certificate of Completion
Assessment: Written assessment & Practical evaluation
Validity: 5 years
Completion Exit Level: The competent learner will be able to perform the role of a crew member on board a vessel
STCW Reference: A-VI/1- 4

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