SCS solutions meet the stated requirements in order to be compliant with the Survival Craft Training, mandatory for all officers aboard SOLAS vessels.
STCW 2010 COMPETENCE TABLES
IMO has accepted that simulators may be used to replace the infrastructure of a usual ‘hands-on’ approach, with students undertaking theoretical classes, accompanied by contact with a real lifeboat, davits and equipment, so long as trainees can continue to demonstrate accomplishment of the competences detailed in STCW tables referring to this training.
Survival craft competences of STCW are described in tables A-VI/2 -1, and the requirements of the course in part A of the same convention. STCW 2010 (Manila Amandments) requires re-certification for all mariners every five years.
SOLAS AND LSA CODE REQUIREMENTS
The training also refers to SOLAS and LSA Code requirements for Safety of Life and equipment characteristics requirements.
Flag States may add to, or modify, Survival Craft Training requirements locally, considering that STCW is the minimum training and competence level to be applied.
Survival Craft Simulator is certified by DNVGL and ClassNK.