Basic Training Refresher with Basic Training Updating (BTR w/ BTU) by National Maritime Polytechnic - SpeedyCourse Philippines
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The Refresher training for Basic safety covers the requirments of the  Manila Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW Convention) and the Seafarer's Training, Certification and watchkeeping Code (STCW Code), in paragraph 3 of section A-VI/1, that seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 2 in basic training shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence, to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of tables A-VI/1-1 and A-VI/1-2, by attendance at an approved course which, for this purpose, is by undergoing a Refresher Training for Basic Safety Approved by Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), the designated Administration in the implementation of the said STCW Convention and STCW Code.

This Refresher training shall be conducted for the duration of sixteen (16) hours, it will comprise two (2) distinct modules of eight (8) hours each, i.e., Personal Survival Techniques (PST) and Fire Prevention of Fire Fighitng (FPFF), with the exception of some on board training and experiences considered as having maintained the required standard of competence.


1. Personal Survival Techniques 
   1.1 Introduction, Safety and Survival
   1.2 Emergency Situations
   1.3 Evacuation
   1.4 Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
   1.5 Personal Life-Saving Appliances
   1.6 Survival at Sea
   1.7 Helicopter Assistance 
   1.8 Emergency Radio Equipment
   1.9 Practical Survival Drills
        1.9.1 Persnal Life-saving Appliances (Demonstration)
        1.9.2 Survival at Sea (Demonstration)

Review and Assessment

   2.1 Introduction, Safety and Principles 
   2.2 Theory of Fire
   2.3 Fire Prevention
   2.4 Fire Detection
   2.5 Fixed Fire-Extinguishing  Systems
   2.6 Miscellaneous Fire Fighting Equipment
   2.7 Ship Fire-Fighting Organization
   2.8 Fire -Fighting Methods
   2.9 Practical Fire-Fighting Drills

Review and Assessment
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The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a government owned maritime training and research agency located at Brgy 97, Cabalawan Tacloban City, situated at the foot of the famous San Juanico Bridge.

Vision:            A World-Class Maritime Center of Excellence


Mission:          NMP shall provide maritime training and research that measure up to international standards and respond to the  needs of the Filipino seafarers and the industry.

National Maritime Polytechnic
Brgy. 97, Cabalawan, Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines 6500
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