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NAB1020 Basic Safety Training for Seamen

Course description for academic year 2019/2020

Contents and structure

Basic safety training for seamen. This course is mandatory for all personnel working on board vessels. This course does not give any ECTS credit points, but it is offered to students who will complete their bachelor of nautical science and later achieve certification as deck officers.

Practical information:

The course is delivered by a external service provider. There is a limited validity of five years for the course.

The course is only offered once to each student. If you, without a valid reason, fail to finish the course you are registered for, HVL will not be responsible for giving you a new course.

Learning Outcome

- Knowledge:

The students should be able to account for how to survive at sea if emergency situations have led to abandoning the vessel, elementary first aid and social and environmental responsibilities.

- Skills:

The students should be able to carry out preventive measures minimizing risk of fire, and have insight in how fire fighting is carried out in an emergency organization. They should be capable of reacting and acting correct in case of accidents or medical emergencies.

- General Qualifications:

This course meets the requirements found in STCW tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/1-3 and A-VI/1-4.

Entry requirements

To be offered a place the students must have produced at least 10 sp in the study programme.

Recommended previous knowledge


Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises

Compulsory learning activities

100% attendance throughout the course. 


Written exam, 1 hr. Exam is executed by external course provider. 

Examination support material

No supporting aids allowed.

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