GWO Module Sea Survival revised

by Volker H. Seibert

After an extensive survey among the certified training providers, the revised GWO module Sea Survival was published on 01 October 2018 and is therefore part of the current version 11 of the Basic Safety Training Standard (BST). Almost half (46%) of the Sea Survival certified training providers participated in the survey.

There have been a number of revisions to the module, including changes in the relationship between practical and theoretical training and new exercises. The duration of the training has been reduced from the previous 12 hours to a single day and the practical elements have increased from 68% in version 10 of the standard to 82% of the total. The Sea Survival module is the first module to undergo this revision. Further BST modules will follow in 2019.

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