Marsec Training - Training specialists in the Maritime Safety and Security Industry
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This course has been designed to meet the requirements of STCW section VI/1 and is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 1.20.


On completion of this training, the student would have learnt the ways in which fires are caused and the precautions to be taken to minimise the risk of fire on ships.


This course is designed for the training of all seafarers in any capacity wishing to pursue a career at sea. This learning opportunity is designed in such a way as to achieve the Survival at Sea competencies as described in the STCW and SAMSA Codes respectively

Course Outline:

Minimising the risk of fire

Maintaining a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire

Fighting and extinguishing a fire

Shipboard fire-fighting organisation

Location of fire-fighting appliances and emergency escape routes

The elements of fire and explosion (the fire triangle)

Types and sources of ignition

Flammable material, fire hazards and spread of fire

Fire and smoke detection and automatic alarm systems

Classification of fire and applicable extinguishing agents


ABET Literacy

Medically fit for sea


Exit level: Maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fires. Fight and extinguish fires using firefighting apparatus and appliances provided on board. Act as a member of a fire party, including use of self-contained breathing apparatus

Assessment: Written assessment & Practical evaluation


5 years

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