Standard of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW)
The International Convention on Standard of Training Certificate and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW), 2010, as amended sets qualification standards for master officers and watch personnel on sea going merchant ships. STCW was adopted in 1978 by Conference at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, and entered into force in 1984. The Convention was significantly amended in 1995.
The Amendments require that Seafarers be provided with “Familiarization Training” and “Basic Safety Training” which include Basic Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid, Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility, and Security Awareness (ISPS). This Training is intended to ensure that Seafarers are aware of the hazards of working on a vessel and can respond appropriately in an emergency.
Ability to read and write in English language is mandatory.
Duration: 1 week
Tuition: N55, 000 (Fifty Five Thousand Naira)
Venue of the course: FUPRE Marine Engineering Department new block.