The Basic Seaman's Course
BST or basic seaman's course is the first program for any Filipino, man or woman, who wanted to work in a ship abroad. I enrolled this course at Far East Maritime Foundation, Inc. This is not the first time that I'd to take this course because 2002, I have had taken this course already during the time of my first interest in working in cruise ships.
What is this BST?
This is an eight-day course consisting of four different modules.
1. Elementary First Aid - the trainee should be able learn how to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency on board.
2. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting - trainee will have the knowledge about fire prevention. He is able to take appropriate measures for the safety of all crew and of the ship.
3. Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities - trainee will be able to know about marine pollution which is prevention of pollution in maritime environment and about effective human relationship on board.
4. Proficiency in Personal Survival Technique - Trainee will be able to react in a correct manner during emergency situations. Be able to use survival equipment correctly for his survival and to the survival of other crew and passengers.
The whole period of the course was full of fun. Our batch mates consist of professionals from many fields. Some are ex-abroad and I think there are eight of them, mostly from the
What is important in this training is that we the trainees should be able to perform what we've learned during the training period, I hope so. What the ex-crews are saying is that the situation when your on ship already is very different, but at the least we have already the knowledge and skills we can apply on board.
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