1799 | Basic Training (formerly known as BST)


Price: $1,075.00
Course Number: 1799
Course Length: 
Day Classes: 40 hours
Night Classes: 4 hours per night for total of 10 days
Location: Norfolk, Virginia (In-Person)
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 18

Hours for Night Classes:  5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Course Description

Bring the following items when you report for class:

  • Picture ID on first day of class
  • Appropriate swim wear (i.e., shorts with liner- no basketball shorts) (one piece bathing suit for women)
  • Towel (not provided by MAMA)
  • Long pants
  • Closed toe shoes, or safety shoes
  • Socks
  • An extra T-shirt is required for Fire Field

This 5-day course is required for all mariners. It is comprised of Basic Firefighting (#1735), Personal Survival Techniques (#1711), Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (#1710), and First Aid & CPR (#1707). Students are trained and must demonstrate proficiency in all disciplines. (Register for each component class individually.)

Basic Fire Fighting:

16 hours

Any applicant who has successfully completed the Basic Fire Fighting (MIDATL-53) course will satisfy the: (1) Basic Safety Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 11.202(b)(2); AND (2) Basic Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 11.205(d) and 11.401(g)(1) for an officer endorsement; AND (3) Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 13.207, 13.307(a), 13.407, or 13.507 for any tankerman endorsement.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and experience to handle shipboard fires and emergencies. The student will be instructed in the behavior of fire, prevention and suppression techniques and equipment. The student will be instructed in the safe use of respirators, fit testing of respirators, and the application of this training to firefighting and other hostile environments. This course is designed to give the student the necessary skills to minimize the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness for combating shipboard fires. This Firefighting Course will also provide hands on training with the equipment utilized at this facility and the equipment found on various vessels operating at this facility. A trainee successfully completing this course will be enabled to react in a correct manner in the event of an outbreak of fire, to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the ship, and to use the fire appliances correctly. He will also be able to state and demonstrate that he has acquired knowledge and skills, which, in some instances, will enable him to identify and correct defects and thus prevent fire from occurring.

Personal Survival Techniques:

12 hours

NOTE: Swimming is a prerequisite for this class.

Any applicant who has successfully completed the Personal Survival Techniques (MIDATL-363) course will satisfy the Personal Survival Techniques competencies of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code as amended, and 46 CFR 11.202(b)(1).

A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to react in a correct manner during emergency situations, take measures appropriate to his/her own survival and to the survival of others, and use survival equipment correctly. He/she will also acquire knowledge which in some instances will enable him/her to identify and correct defects and thereby prevent emergencies; Proper donning of a Coast Guard approved life jacket and immersion suit; Properly jumping into the water from a height while wearing a Coast Guard approved life jacket; Properly jumping into the water from a height while wearing a Coast Guard approved immersion suit; Swimming while wearing a Coast Guard approved life jacket and righting an inverted Coast Guard approved life raft; Keeping afloat in water without the aid of a life jacket or an immersion suit; and jumping into the life raft from a height while wearing a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) and boarding a life raft without assistance

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility:

4 hours

Any applicant who has successfully completed the Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (MIDATL-359) course will satisfy the Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities competency and training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, and 46 CFR 11.302(a)(4) and 12.602(a))4); AND have performed all practical demonstrations as guided by the applicable section within the Basic Training NVIC 08-14.

Applicants are not required to present completed record of assessment sheets when applying for the STCW endorsement..

Due to the vastly different environment on a ship as compared to ashore, this course is designed to prepare new recruits for a life at sea. Working on a ship can be hazardous occupation for the uninitiated. This course will give new seafarers an insight into the various elements of a ship and working procedures on board so that they adjust to the shipboard environment, and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances. To that extent this course is planned to make their transition from a shore to a sea career smooth and give some knowledge of ship’s working before they actually step on board a ship.

The Lectures are presented in a practical way, concentrating on real life experiences supported by video footage. Personal Safety Equipment, Posters and Equipment are available to assist Delegates in their learning. The Course Structure takes delegates through the requirements imposed by a life at sea from the securing of a Sea going post through signing on and daily life on board.

The course considers the following main competencies:

  • Compliance with Emergency procedures
  • Marine Environment Awareness & Pollution Prevention
  • Safe Working Practice
  • Contribute to effective communications on board ship
  • Contribution to human relationships on board ship
  • Understand and take necessary actions to control fatigue

First Aid /CPR:

8 hours

Any applicant who has successfully completed the First Aid & CPR (MIDATL-197) course will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Elementary First Aid per STCW Code Table A-VI/1-3;
  • Elementary First Aid per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(3) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(3); and
  • The first aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1).

Students in this class learn the principles and techniques of safety and basic first aid, automatic external defibrillator (AED) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) according to the accepted standards of the American Red Cross. Successful students are awarded a certificate from the American Red Cross. This course also provides classroom training to those mariners seeking to complete basic first aid and CPR training to meet the requirement for issuance of an original USCG Merchant Mariner’s license or satisfy the Elementary First Aid training requirements of STCW – 95 Basic Safety Training (BST).

The following subject areas are covered:

  • Position Casualty
  • Apply Resuscitation Techniques
  • Control Bleeding
  • Apply Appropriate Measures of Basic Shock Management
  • Apply Appropriate Measures in Event of Burns And Scalds, including Accidents Caused by Electric Current
  • Rescue and Transport a Casualty
  • Improvise Bandages and Use Materials in Emergency Kit

01/17/2022 – 01/21/2022
01/24/2022 – 01/28/2022
01/31/2022 – 02/04/2022
02/07/2022 – 02/11/2022
02/14/2022 – 02/18/2022
02/28/2022 – 03/04/2022
03/07/2022 – 03/11/2022
03/14/2022 – 03/18/2022
03/28/2022 – 04/01/2022
04/04/2022 – 04/08/2022
04/11/2022 – 04/15/2022
04/18/2022 – 04/22/2022
05/02/2022 – 05/06/2022
05/09/2022 – 05/13/2022
05/16/2022 – 05/20/2022
05/23/2022 – 05/27/2022
06/06/2022 – 06/10/2022
06/13/2022 – 06/17/2022
06/20/2022 – 06/24/2022
07/27/2022 – 07/01/2022
07/11/2022 – 07/15/2022
07/18/2022 – 07/22/2022
07/25/2022 – 07/29/2022
08/01/2022 – 08/05/2022
08/15/2022 – 08/19/2022
08/22/2022 – 08/26/2022
08/29/2022 – 09/02/2022
09/12/2022 – 09/16/2022
09/19/2022 – 09/23/2022
09/26/2022 – 09/30/2022
10/03/2022 – 10/07/2022
10/17/2022 – 10/21/2022
10/31/2022 – 11/04/2022
11/14/2022 – 11/18/2022
11/28/2022 – 12/02/2022
12/05/2022 – 12/09/2022
12/12/2022 – 12/16/2022

Class Hours for Day Classes are from 8:00 AM – 4:00 A.M. (Mon-Fri). Below is the schedule of courses:

Monday (All Day) – Personal Safety Training (Classroom)
Tuesday (All Day) – Basic Fire Fighting (Classroom)
Wednesday (All Day) – Basic Fire Fighting (At the Fire Field)
Thursday (Morning) – Personal Safety Training (At the Pool)
Thursday (Afternoon) – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (Classroom)
Friday (All Day ) – First Aid and CPR W/AED (Classroom and Practical)

Class Hours for Night Classes are from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. (Mon-Fri)

Why Come to Norfolk, VA

MAMA Trains is located in a huge resort area. There is so much to do in our town. There are two main industries in our area. The US Navy and Tourism. There are family-friendly attractions and excellent night-life activities. We have some of the best restaurants in America and Virginia Beach is often on lists such as the safest places to live and best places to visit. Check out our attractions while you are here.