STCW 95 Marine Training and Certificates for Superyacht crew

stcw1stcw2Our STCW 95 provides the essential training for the professional marine industry. The 9-day STCW Basic Safety Training package provides all those attending with the practical skills and knowledge to comply with the mandatory requirements of the four modules of STCW 95 basic training for the Superyacht crew. In addition to the 4 modules we would recommend attending the Security courses. Anyone employed as crew on a vessel over 500 tons needs to hold at least the basic security certificate. There are 3 courses available depending on your career path.

stcw3STCW 95 Basic Safety Training is provided by AMM in Paarden Island, Cape Town. Some courses require attendance at other locations around Cape Town. Other courses and short courses to upgrade or renew your certificates are available on request.

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P.S.S.R (Personal Safety & Social Responsibility) 2 days R1700

P.S.S.R (Personal Safety & Social Responsibility)


To develop competence in:

  • Complying with emergency procedures
  • Taking precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
  • Observing safe working practices
  • Understanding orders and being understood in relation to shipboard duties
  • Contributing to effective human relationships on board ship Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency
  • Types of emergency which may occur, such as collision, fire, foundering
  • Knowledge of shipboard contingency plans for responses to emergencies
  • Emergency signals and specific duties allocated to crew members in the muster list; muster stations; correct use of personal safety equipment
  • Action to take on discovering potential emergency, including fire, collision, foundering and ingress of water into the ship
  • Action to take on gearing emergency alarm signals
  • Value of training and drills
  • Knowledge of escape routes and internal communication and alarm systems
  • Effect of operational or accidental pollution of the marine environment
  • Basic environmental protection procedures
  • Importance of adhering to safe working practices at all times
  • Safety and protective devices available to protect against potential hazards aboard ship
  • Precautions to be taken prior to entering enclosed spaces
  • Familiarisation with international measure concerning accident prevention and occupational health
  • Importance of maintaining good human working relationships aboard ship
  • Social responsibilities; employment conditions; individual rights and obligations; dangers of drug and alcohol abuse

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P.S.T (Personal Survival Techniques) 2 days R1700

P.S.S.R (Personal Safety & Social Responsibility)


Realistic, practical, training. Have you had the opportunity to test yourself working in water, working with strangers to organise yourself in a life raft with plumes of water beating down on you? Our STCW 95 Personal Survival Training course is run weekly. Run by professional trainers who have really been there and done that, our training is a cut above other courses. Here you'll get the opportunity to jump into cold water, practice survival techniques in the water and work with others to learn survival techniques. You will get the opportunity to test yourself in fully controlled, indoor swimming pool.

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First Aid at Sea3 days R2000



The following items are part of this course: Develop competence in: Taking immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency

  • Assessment of needs of casualty and threats to own safety
  • Appreciation of body structure and functions
  • Understanding of immediate measures to be taken in cases of emergency, including the ability to:
  • Position casualty
  • Apply resuscitation techniques
  • Control bleeding
  • Apply appropriate measures of basic shock management
  • Apply appropriate measures in event of burns and scalds, including accidents caused by electrical current
  • Rescue and transport a casualty
  • Improvise bandages and use materials in emergency kit

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Marine Fire Fighting & Fire Prevention3 days R2300



On completion of the training, the trainee will have knowledge of the ways in which fires are caused and the precautions to be taken to minimise the risk of fire in ships. They will be able to:

  • Maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fires aboard ship
  • Fight and extinguish fires using firefighting apparatus and appliances provided on board
  • Act as a member of a fire party, including use of self-contained breathing apparatus

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Combined STCW includes four modulesDiscounted: 10 days R6600

Combined STCW includes the four modules above

Combined STCW

This course cover the STCW crewing requirement's for basic crew duties on Superyachts. The security awareness courses are needed for the medium and larger vessels over 500 tons.
This 10 day course runs every week starting on a Saturday and runs until the following Sunday. The package includes the following 4 modules.


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STCW 95 Proficiency In Security Awareness1 day R1600



Security Awareness training is for all crew who work on-board ISPS compliant vessels, which includes Superyachts, normally over 500 tons. This 1 day course is for those crew who do not have a designated security duty and don't have security related training in line with the STCW code.

If you have a work contract on a yacht, check with them as to which qualification they need. If in doubt or you do not have a job and are going to dock walk it may well be worthwhile doing the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD).

What is in the Proficiency in Security Awareness course:

  • The ISPS Code

  • Introduction to Maritime security

  • Key Threats

  • Plans, Policies & Procedures
Communication & Reporting

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Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) 2 days R2700

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)

As with most other qualifications in this industry the base level certificates may be technically what you need, but to get the job interview there is an ever increasing requirement for high qualifications. It can be so bad that a Yachtmaster will only be considered as deck crew scrubbing decks and polishing metal work. Therefore if time and money allows try to expand your CV so you can be employed in a range of duties. Consider the PDSD as the starting platform for security qualifications.

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) certification. For Superyacht Crew this means that the Captain can assign you a roll within the Ships security plan.

The four modules include:

  • Maintain Ship Security Plan
  • Recognition of Security Risk and Threats
  • Undertake Regular Security Inspections of the Ship
  • Proper usage of Security Equipment and Systems

The Ship Security Officer (SSO)3 days R4400

The Ship Security Officer (SSO)

The Ship Security Officer (SSO) course is a requirement if you are looking to work in the maritime industry long term. A lot of deck officers will also be tasked with the SSO duties. Only on large vessels would there be a dedicated ships security officer.

The SSO will be able to understand the principals and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer. They would have acquired the skills to Maintain ship security plans, Appreciate security levels, Develop and maintain measures for the control of access to the vessel, Conduct ship security and risk assessments and Implement effective search mechanisms and security control. These measures run 24/7 at sea and in port.

Course content includes:

  • Introduction
  • Maintain and Supervise the Implementation of a Ship Security Plan
  • Assess Security Risk, Threat and Vulnerability
  • Undertake Regular Inspections of the Ship to Ensure that Appropriate Security Measures are Implemented and Maintained
  • Ensure that Security Equipment and Systems, if any, are Properly Operated, Tested and Calibrated
  • Encourage Security Awareness and Vigilance
  • Piracy - Best Management Practices for Protection Against Somalia Based Piracy

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20160404 001    SRC VHF Radio course now available for South Africa and International use.

  If you use a marine radio you should hold the correct certificate. We offer the
  SRC certificate as a one stop process. This means you do not need to do any
  running around. we provide the pre course learning pack, course and manual,
  exams written and practical collect the certificates etc.

  If you have a marine VHF radio with DSC capability on your vessel when its time for survey you will need
  to show a 'Ships radio license' and the 'SRC operators certificate'
  contact us for any infomation. We can set up the LRC and GMDSS courses as well.