What should a person who has received Familiarisation Training (or sufficient information and instruction) be able to do?

(1) Communicate with other persons on board on elementary safety matters and understand safety information symbols, signs and alarm signals;

Β (2) know what to do if: (a) a person falls overboard; (b) fire or smoke is detected; or (c) the fire or abandon ship alarm is sounded; (3) identify muster and embarkation stations and emergency escape routes; (4) locate and don lifejackets; (5) raise the alarm and have basic knowledge of the use of portable fire extinguishers; (6) take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency before seeking further medical assistance on board; and (7) close and open the fire, weathertight and watertight doors fitted in the particular ship other than those for hull openings. (STCW Code A-VI/1.1)


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