This U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-approved course is intended to teach you the proper actions and survival techniques to ensure safety in the event of an emergency evacuation/abandonment from a vessel. The course utilizes classroom discussion and practical in-water exercises to demonstrate the proper use, location, and inspection of survival equipment.
Successful completion of this course will satisfy the requirements of 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10.205(l)(1) and the requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-1 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) code. This course is one of the four components required for STCW Basic Safety Training.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).
- For practical pool sessions, participants must wear T-shirt, swim suit, and bring a towel. Cut-off shorts are not allowed.
US. Coast Guard Requirement
All participants attending a U.S. Coast Guard approved course are required to provide a photo ID on the first day of class. This could include a driver’s license, MMD, Passport, Armed Forces ID, etc.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsAbandoning ship +Actions while aboard the survival craft +Emergency readiness +Emergency situations +In-water actions +Life-saving appliances and equipment +Main dangers to survivors +Personal protective clothing and equipment +Survival craft equipment +Survival craft stations +Value of training and drills
Maritime and offshore petroleum industry personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsU.S. Coast Guard
Class Location and Travel Information
8609 Teichman Rd.
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of local hotels.
If you have trouble registering through the online registration system, contact the Marine Firefighting Program at (979) 845-1152 or Cynthia.Ford@teex.tamu.edu