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

All Seafarers


To survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment


This learning opportunity is designed for all seafarers in any capacity wishing to pursue a career at sea, the competencies as described in the STCW and SAMSA Codes respectively.


  • Safety and Survival
  • Emergency Situations
  • Evacuation
  • Survival Crafts and Rescue Boats
  • Personal Life Saving Appliances
  • Survival at Sea
  • Emergency Radio Equipment
  • Helicopter Operations
  • Apply first aid to survivors


  • ABET Literacy
  • Medically fit for sea

Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

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