Basic Training (BT)

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Length 5 Days
Training Method Lecture and Practical Demostration
Simulation None
Equipment Liferaft, Lifejackets, Immersion suits
Pre-requisite Good health and the physical ability to safely carry out rigorous activities during “live” fire fighting exercises.
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Course Description

This is required by the STCW 2010 code for all mariners with safety or pollution control duties. Basic Training (Basic Safety Training) combines all four elements of basic safety into a 5-day program. Training may be taken individually depending on attendee's needs. These courses are designed for seafarers in order to provide immediate life-saving first aid until the arrival of first–aiders of greater training. This course is created to meet the standards of competency in elementary first aid, fire fighting, personal safety and personal survival.

This course satisfies the following STCW 2010 and CFR training requirements:

Please note for the PST section:  If the participant is unable to swim, tread water, or has a fear of water they will be dis-enrolled from the course until such time the participant can provide evidence of successfully completing swimming lessons.  MITAGS will accept the equivalent of the YMCA's adult beginner (level 1).  If the participant indicates at the beginning of or prior to the start of the BT-PST portion that they are unable to swim, tread water, or has a fear of water they will be refunded the price of the BT-PST portion.  Note: NO refund will be provided if the participant does not indicate to the staff prior to the pool session.

Prerequisites- Ability to tread water for 1-minute without assistance

Suggested Courses/Skills- See NVIC 08-14.


What you will learn


What you should bring

There are no pre-requisites for this class, but this course includes strenous physical avtivity. Mariners must be physcially fit and capable of moderate swimming exertion!