Mediterranean Maritime Academy Mediterranean
Maritime
Academy

1st ELEMENT: FIREFIGHTING.
This syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-2. This course will enable the trainee to react in the correct manner in the event of an outbreak of fire, to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the ship, and to use the fire appliances correctly. He will also be able to state and demostrate that he has acquired knowledge and skills which, in some instances, will enable him to identify and correct defects and thus prevent fires from occurring.

2nd ELEMENT: PERSONAL SURVIVAL.
This syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Cnovention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-1. A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to react in a correct manner during emergency situations, take measures appropriate to his own survival, the survival of the others and use survival equipement correctly. He will also acquire knowledge, which in some instances will enable him to identify and correct defects and thereby prevent emergencies.

3rd ELEMENT: ELEMENTARY FIRST AID.
This syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-3. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in elementary first aid, a trainee will be competent to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency until the arrival of a person with more advanced medical first aid skills or the person in charge of medical care on board.

4th ELEMENT: PERSONAL SAFETY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES.
This syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-4. Due to the vastly different enviroment on a ship as compared to ashore, this course is designed to prepare new recruits for a life at sea. Working on a ship can be a hazardous occupation for the uninitiated. This course will give new seafarersadjust to the shipboard enviroment, and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances. To that extent this course is planned to make their transition from ashore to a sea career smooth ang give some knoeledge of ship’s working before they actually step foot on board a ship. A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to: * Comply with emergency procedures. * Take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine enviroment. * Observe safe working practices. * Understanding orders and be understood in relation to shipboard duties. * Contribute to effective human relationships on board.