Mariner Refresher Training

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Refresher Training

An important feature of the Manila amendments is the additional emphasis given to the need for seafarers’ standards of competence to be maintained throughout their careers. All seafarers are now required to provide evidence of appropriate levels of competence in basic safety training (including survival, fire-fighting, first aid, and personal safety) every five years. Much of this refresher training can be conducted on board, but some will require training at shore based institutions.

Seafarers who hold certificates of proficiency in survival craft, rescue boats (CPSC) and fast rescue boats or advanced fire fighting will also have to show that they have maintained their levels of competence in these skills every five years.