BT, SDSD & CROWD: 3 trainings required to jump-start your cruise career

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A high school graduate can work in a cruise ship – thanks God, it’s the usual minimum academic requirement set by hiring legit agencies in Manila.

But not completing the Basic Safety (BT), SSAT-SDSD and Crowd Crisis and Management training would for sure junk a cruise aspirant’s ultimate dream to work at sea for these trainings are required not by the agency and/or MARINA but by an international regulation called Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code for Seafarers (STCW) 1978, as amended.

Let’s talk how much time you need to allot and what will you learn from the aforementioned trainings.

1.Basic Safety Training (BT)

-All seafarers start their career taking BT. Aside from it’s a competence booster, the BT is prerequisite for you to get your first seaman’s book (SIRB), too.

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-This 8-days training tackles 4 modules namely, Elementary First Aid (EFA), Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF), Personal Survival Techniques (PST) and Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR).

  • EFA – An International Marine Organization (IMO) Model Course 1.13 and accords with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. Upon completion of the 2-day course, you will be competent to render proper first aid on board.
  • FPFF – An International Marine Organization (IMO) Model Course 1.20 and accords with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. Upon completion of the 2-day course, you will be competent to observe fire precautionary measures and use various applicable fire-extinguishing mediums & equipment on board.
  • PST – An International Marine Organization (IMO) Model Course 1.19 and accords with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. Upon completion of the 2-day course, you will be competent to apply personal survival techniques at sea in any event of grave emergencies at sea such as abandonship.
  • PSSR – An International Marine Organization (IMO) Model Course 1.21 and accords with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. Upon completion of the 2-day course, you will learn how to comply with emergency procedures, prevent pollution of the marine environment, observe safe working practices, and contribute to effective human relationship on board.

2.Ship Security Awareness Training and Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (SSAT-SDSD)

-In accordance to STCW Code Section A-VI/6, Paragraphs 4,6,7&8 and Table A-VI/6-1 & A-VI/6-2, SSAT-SDSD is a 1-day course that will give you insights about the current security threats and patterns, recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices, inspection, control and monitoring techniques, methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo and ship stores, testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems, etc.

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3.Crowd Management, Passenger Safety and Safety Training for personnel providing direct services and passenger spaces.

-An IMO Model Course 1.28 and in accordance with Regulation V/2, pa. 7 and 8, of the STCW Convention, and specified in Section A-V/2 pa. 4 and 5 (Ro-Ro Passenger ships) and V/3, pa. 7 and 8, of the STCW Convention, and specified in Section A-V/3 pa. 4 and 5 (Passenger ships other than Ro-Ro)

-A 2-days course that will provide you knowledge on how to organize shipboard emergency procedures, optimize resources, control response to emergencies, control passengers and other personnel during emergency situations, establish and maintain effective communications, etc.

Hint for job hunters: Completion of BT, SDSD & Crowd training strengthens your application, should you wish to secure a cruise ship job in the future.

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