What is STCW 2010?
STCW stands for: “Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers”, which was ratified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1995.
The basic entry level certification is abbreviated within the industry to STCW 2010 and comprises five modules:
• Personal Survival Techniques (PST).
• Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF).
• Elementary First Aid (EFA).
• Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR).
• Ship Security and Awareness (SCA).
The course will take 5.5-days to complete. All modules must be completed to obtain the MCA certification. Any previous certificates you have, e.g. First Aid, will not be credited towards STCW 2010. STCW 2010 certification is required under international maritime law for all crew working on board vessels of 24 meters length or more.