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STCW Crisis Management and Human Behaviour

Course Info

Duration 16 hours (2 Days)
Accreditation by Transport Malta

Course Description

The STCW 2010 Certificate of Proficiency in Crisis Management & Human Behaviour course covers the minimum standard of competence for Masters, Chief Mates, Chief Engineers, Second Engineers and other persons assigned immediate responsibilities for embarking and disembarking passengers, for loading, discharging or securing cargo, or for closing hull openings and any other person having responsibility for the safety of passengers in emergency situations on Ro-Ro passenger ships.

The standards of competence that have to be met by seafarers are defined in Part A of the STCW Code in the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers Convention, as subsequently amended. This course has been written to cover the competences in STCW It sets out the education and training to achieve those standards set out in Chapter V Section A-V/2 pa.3 and pa. 4.


A trainee successfully completing the training will be able to:

  1. Organise the safe movement of vehicles and passengers when embarking and disembarking.
  2. Control all elements of cargo safety and hull integrity.
  3. Monitor and control atmosphere in Ro-Ro cargo spaces.
  4. Organise shipboard emergency procedures.
  5. Optimize use of resources.
  6. Control response to emergencies.
  7. Control passengers and other personnel during emergency situations.
  8. Establish and maintain effective communications.

Course Structure

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency of:

  • Loading and Embarkation Procedures
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods
  • Securing Cargoes
  • Stability, Trim and Stress Calculations
  • Opening, Closing and Securing Hull Openings
  • Ro-Ro Deck Atmosphere
  • Ship design, Layout, Emergency Plans, Procedures and Drills
  • Optimisation of Resources
  • Control Response to Emergencies
  • Human Behaviour and Responses
  • Establish and Maintain Effective Communications

Class Limitation

The class size is limited to 12 persons