In addition to the new Security Awareness endorsement, will also be required to demonstrate continued competence in the two STCW short courses, Personal Survival Techniques and Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting as follows:
(a) (i) Seafarers with qualifying sea service in the previous five (5) years should obtain a letter from the ship operator(s) stating that the seafarer has actively participated in the mandatory abandon ship and fire drills required by SOLAS as well as scheduled drills required by the\ on board Safety Management System;
(a) (ii) Have completed shore based training at an AMSA approved training provider in additional mandatory sea survival and fire fighting as required by STCW. This refresher training will include relevant competencies from the STCW short courses, Personal Survival Techniques and Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.
(b) Seafarers with no qualifying sea service in the preceding five (5) years will be required to complete the FULL AMSA approved STCW short course in Personal Survival Techniques and Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.