Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

Available at Cape Town Campus

Description (Click here to download course leaflet)


The training in Personal Survival Techniques is for all Seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship on the business of that ship as part of the ship’s complement including some Port Operations vessels. The objective of the training is so that all seafarers understand the basic survival techniques required to survive the perils of the sea. The objectives and outcomes of the training can;

  • Survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment,
  • Identify emergency situations which may occur,
  • Identify life-saving equipment normally carried on ships,
  • Identify and use equipment found in a survival craft,
  • Locate personal life-saving appliances, and
  • Understand the principles concerning survival at sea.


Please refer to basic requirements and provide:

  • Medically fit,
  • A swimming costume and towel for the practical module in a swimming pool (on day 2).

Accreditation & Approval


Course Dates/Price

Course offered at: STC-SA

Course lasts for: 2 days
Course Price: R1,905.00

Note about registration:
Please email all booking inquiries to or call on 021 418 5062

Class times are: 07h30-15h30

Note about class dates:
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Please bring your ID and a black pen with.
Please note due to covid-19, no lunches are being served at current.

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