Basic Sea Survival

Compulsory Courses for New Fishermen


1 Day



This one-day course in Sea Survival forms part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers. All commercial fishermen working aboard a vessel of any size are required to have attended Basic Sea Survival /STCW Personal Survival Techniques.

Our course takes place in Newquay at the Heron Tennis Club (morning classroom session) and Waterworld Leisure Centre (afternoon pool session).

Course Certification and Compliance

Our course is fully approved by Seafish and the MCA and compliant with STCW 95 Ref. A-VI/1-1
Certificates are applicable to Merchant Navy (STCW’95) and the Commercial Fishing Industry.

Course Aim

To improve the survival opportunities following accidental immersion in water or vessel abandonment according to the principles established in STCW convention.

By the end of the training participants will:

  • Understand the principles of sea survival
  • Understand the correct application and usage of sea survival equipment
  • Be able to use sea survival equipment and apply practical survival skills.

Examination Type

There is a short, multiple choice exam at the end of the course. All trainees need to complete the exercises in the pool to gain the certificate. If you have any restricted abilities, please call us to discuss. 

Please bring a change of clothes: tracksuit bottoms, t- shirt and towel for pool session.

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive Seafish Basic Sea Survival and STCW Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques certificates.

To apply for your place or find out more:

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Our Trainers

Seafood Cornwall Training is committed to providing everyone who learns with us with the highest standards of training.

All our trainers have plenty of experience in the areas they are teaching and have kept their expertise up to date. Whether that is because they have been in the fishing industry for many years as a Skipper, or are working regularly as a Paramedic or Firefighter, they will make sure your course is enjoyable, practical and gives you the confidence you need to progress your career as a fisherman.

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