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Mandatory Training

Because of the nature of seagoing and life in general in the Irish Naval Service, certain training is mandatory, and applies to all personnel, regardless of rank or branch. This includes firefighting and sea survival training which are essential training for all seafarers. Mandatory courses are required for a person to be eligible to serve aboard ship.

Firefighting Training

Mandatory Courses
Course Title Duration Certification Authority Cert Expiry
Fire Fighting 3/5 days INS INS 5 Years
Sea Survival 2 days INS INS 5 Years
First Aid 3 days INS INS 3 Years
PSSR 2 days INS INS 5 Years

Sea Survival Training