Basic Training (BT)

Basic Training

Course Dates

February 25 - March 01, 2019 

April 01 - April 04, 2019 

June 17 - June 21, 2019 



STCW Requirements

A mariner who successfully completes the course will satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Basic Training per STCW Code Section A-VI/1;

  2. Basic Training per 46 CFR 11.302(a) and 46 CFR 12.602(a);

  3. Basic Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.201(h)(2)[Basic only] and 46 CFR 11.201(h)(3);

  4. The firefighting requirements for a national tankerman endorsement in 46 CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3); 13.401(d); and 13.501(c)(3); and

  5. The first aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1).

Basic training includes the following courses:

  • 16-hour basic firefighting

  • 15-hour personal survival techniques, including lifeboats, liferafts, abandoning ship, emergency communication and survival/first aid.

  • Four-hour personal safety and social responsibility, including pollution regulations, personal safety afloat and personal relationships on board.

  • Eight-hour basic first aid and CPR. This course also counts as the annual CPR certifcation refresher.


Email or call (718) 409-7341.