Cruise Ship Courses

Cruise Ship Courses
Crowd Management Training (CMT) Course

The 1-day Crowd Management Training (CMT) Course provides practical knowledge for dealing with large or small groups of people, passengers or crew, in emergencies or stressful situations. 

The course covers the important rules for effective crowd management and explains the various factors affecting human behaviour in emergency or stressful situations. 

This course is designed for crew with any duty that involves assisting passengers or crew in crowded conditions, emergencies or an evacuation of a vessel or offshore installation.

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course

The 1-day Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course has been designed for all seafarers and all security personnel engaged on vessels where that seafarer has a designated security duty and it is mandatory for an armed security or an unarmed security team member to be part of a Maritime Security Team. 

The course gives participants an in-depth understanding of the background of the international maritime security framework and its various security responsibilities and comprehensive information on the ship maritime security levels 1 to 3. The course incorporates with the Proficiency in Security Awareness of the STCW Convention and Code and also includes Anti-Piracy Awareness Training.

Medical First Aid at Sea (MFA) Course

The 4-day Medical First Aid at Sea (MFA) Course is the intermediate medical course after the basic course of elementary first aid. It is recommended for crew working on board superyachts, cruise ships, merchant ships and oil / gas rigs. 

The course covers the provision of medical first aid on board a ship and will give in depth knowledge and practical experience of how best to treat a patient, using the kit and equipment available on board all properly equipped vessels.

Proficiency in Crisis Management and Human Behaviour (CMHB) Course

The 1-day Proficiency in Crisis Management and Human Behaviour (CMHB) Course is appropriate for all officers and decision makers who have responsibility for managing the response to a crisis or emergency situation.  

The course focuses on the safety of passengers and crew on board, the effective management of human behaviour factors during a crisis and how to maintain effective communications throughout an emergency situation. The outcome of this training is to enable a crisis situation to be effectively managed with minimum loss, low levels of stress and panic and successful actions.

ISPS Maritime Security Audit (MSA) Course

The 3-days ISPS Maritime Security Audit (MSA) Course is specially designed for maritime safety professionals, ship owners, ship management specialists and marine consultants with designated security audit roles and responsibilities in the maritime industry. 

The course is a combination of the ISPS compliance requirements and familiarization with internal security audit and verification requirements. The course will provide knowledge to develop a practical approach to the interpretation of the ISPS Code and expertise in the application of auditing services to the maritime industry. The course aims to explain and reinforce the requirements of the ISPS Code and strengthen your communication skills and performance as an auditor.

ISPS / MCA Ship Security Officer (SSO) Course

The 3-days ISPS / MCA Ship Security Officer (SSO) Course is an essential course for those who are, or wish to be, employed as the person responsible for providing protective security on a commercial vessel, offshore installation or a superyacht. 

The course is designed for experienced crew who may take on the role of Ship Security Officer and may therefore need to deal with any kind of security threat or safety problem and manage the preparedness of the entire crew for an effective response to such a situation. The course includes anti-piracy and anti-terrorism modules and follows the MCA and ISPS Code requirements.

ISPS / MCA Company Security Officer (CSO) Course

The 3-days ISPS / MCA Company Security Officer (CSO) Course provides training for Company Security Officers necessary to meet the obligations under the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code and implement practical measures which will help to ensure compliance with current IMO security requirements. This training is important for any person assigned as a company security officer and who is responsible for overseeing the safety and security of the company's ships and / or installations.

Human Behaviour in Disaster Prevention (HBDP) Course

The 3-day Human Behaviour in Disaster Prevention (HBDP) Course is designed for senior crew, officers and managers across all sectors of the maritime industry. Its purpose is to highlight and understand the ways we can reduce, through mindset and awareness, the risks of a disaster occurring.

Accidents and disasters most often have a human element amongst the multiple factors that often coincide to create a disaster in potentially hazardous situations. Some factors are beyond our control but our decisions are certainly controllable, and it is an understanding of how appropriate and timely decisions based on practical awareness and knowledge of human behaviour that can limit the risk. 

The course addresses the main factors of human behaviour and how that behaviour may contribute to a chain of events leading to a disaster, how to prevent mis-communication and be aware of a wider picture. The course is particularly important for those crew and executives in high risk management situations, such as large passenger vessels, VLCCs, hazardous cargoes, oil and gas operations, and fuel / oil transfers.

This course will help you recognise the behaviour and actions that contribute to general hazards and resulting loss of value or life and how each person can reduce the risks through deliberate actions, understanding and awareness.

STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training 

The complete STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training (STCW) Course is offered in five modules over 5½ days. Galileo also offers, by special arrangement, each of the five modules individually. 

STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. 

The STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training Course is to enable the student to be certified for the STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, which is required by law for working on a superyacht. 

Galileo is directly accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom to issue MCA Certificates.

Elementary First Aid (EFA) Module

This module is a mixture of theory and practical sessions offering essential knowledge on how to respond to the most common emergencies on board including burns and scalds, broken bones, bleeding and shock, as well as learning CPR, different bandaging methods, how to move a patient and how to improvise when there is no equipment available.

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) Module

This module deals with the necessary precautions to minimise the risk of fires aboard ship. It examines how fires are caused and the first means of extinguishing them. The course includes practical training in the use of fire-fighting equipment and the use of breathing apparatus for fire fighting and rescue.

Personal Survival Techniques (PST) Module

This module provides knowledge of essential prevention and survival techniques, including theory and practice sessions, investigating causes of distress, knowledge and use of equipment, launch and recovery of life rafts, preparation for survival, personal survival skills and use of search and rescue organisations. Exercises are carefully supervised and can be undertaken by non-swimmers.

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) Module

This classroom based module provides basic induction training in safety procedures and accident prevention, familiarizing novice crew with employment and working conditions onboard.

Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Module

This module is for crew who do not have designated security duties, but must still be aware of key security issues, such as: threats to the maritime transport industry, maritime security definitions, security roles and responsibilities, company and ship security requirements, security threat levels and security measures and procedures.

STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training Refresher (STCW-R) Course

The STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training Refresher (STCW-R) Course, offered over 1½ days, is mandatory to be taken every five years for all seafarers who have already undergone the complete STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training Course. The Refresher Course meets the requirements of the STCW familiarisation and basic safety training update in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW code. 

STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. 

Galileo is directly accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom to issue MCA Certificates.

  • Everything in Phuket, for the duration of your course.
  • Transfers to / from Phuket International Airport on 15 day course.
  • Luxury campus accommodation in a Thai-style pool villa.
  • Delicious food and beverages for daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expert tuition: on-land at Galileo Maritime Academy and Galileo Fire Ship.
  • Course notes, materials and uniform. 
  • Graduation certificate.  


Your flights to and from Phuket are not included in the course fee and must be arranged and paid for by yourself, to suit the dates of the course you enroll in.

Things to Bring:

Please ensure to bring the following items to your course:
  • Documents - copy of front page of your passport; copy of your identity card, if applicable.
  • Notes Taking - laptop computer; minimum 8GB USB flash drive; pens and paper notebook.
  • Clothes - two / three shorts (beige / white); flat soft shoes (beige / black / white); flip flops; swimming suit; sunglasses; outfit for special evening occasions.   
  • Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shaver, etc.
  • Medical Kit - if required.  
For information on available course dates and registration please email or call +66-90-490-7443.
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