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                            INDIAN STCW/BST (Basic Safety Training)

  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)Duration: 3 Days

  • Elementary First Aid (EFA)Duration: 2 Days

  • Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (FPFF)Duration: 3 Days

  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (PSSR)Duration: 3 Days

  • Security Training For Seafarers With Designated Security Duties (STSDSD) Duration : 2 Days

  • Indian National Database of Seafarers (INDOS)


We provide Indian CDC which requires the following

  • Copy of Data pages of a valid National Passport

  • Passport size Photograph with clear White Background

  • Medical Certificate from D.G Shipping approved Doctor

  • INDOS number (Indian National Database of Seafarers)

  • Age – Above 18 years

  • Basic STCW Safety Training Course

  • Elementary First Aid (EFA)

  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)

  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF)

  • Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STSDSD)

  • Educational Qualification 10th Pass 

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Indian Flag State Documentation for Merchant Mariners

As a merchant mariner from India, you are required to obtain certain flag state documentation in order to work onboard ships. These documents include:

  1. Indian STCW/BST (Basic Safety Training): This includes training in Personal Survival Techniques (PST), Elementary First Aid (EFA), Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (FPFF), and Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (PSSR). These courses are mandatory for all seafarers to ensure their safety and well-being while at sea.

  2. Indian National Database of Seafarers (INDOS): INDOS is a unique identification number issued to Indian seafarers by the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS). It is a part of the national maritime security system and serves as a record of seafarers' training and qualifications.

  3. Indian CDC (Continuous Discharge Certificate): This is a seafarer's identification document issued by the Indian government, which confirms their eligibility to work onboard ships. To obtain an Indian CDC, you need to provide a copy of the data pages of a valid national passport, a passport-size photograph with a clear white background, a medical certificate from a DGS-approved doctor, your INDOS number, proof of completion of basic STCW safety training courses, and educational qualification of at least 10th pass.

  4. Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STSDSD): This training is mandatory for seafarers who are assigned designated security duties on board ships, as per the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. It covers topics such as threat assessment, security awareness, and response to security threats.

Obtaining and maintaining these flag state documents is essential for Indian merchant mariners to comply with international maritime regulations and ensure safe and secure operations onboard ships.


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