Certification of professional specialty of Passenger Ships.

Theoretical and practical course in which students are trained to control a crowd in the case of an emergency on board, locate the essential safety and emergency equipment, maintain an effective communication with passengers during the emergency, demonstrate how The personal salvage devices are used and comply with the ship’s emergency and safety procedures.

The course is certified in Spain by the DGMM, General Directorate of the Merchant Navy and in the United Kingdom by the MCA, Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The course is aimed to captains, officers and sailors, of deck and of machines, and the rest of personnel with functions of assistance to the passage in situations of emergency in the passenger ships, both conventional and rolling (ro-ro), with tonnage equal to or greater than 500 GT or that are authorized to carry 300 or more passengers and, in general, to all personnel who provide a direct service to passengers.

It is necessary for Fishing Patterns and it is also one of the certificates required for the certificate of Recreational Boat Professional Skipper (PPER). The course is in person and its duration is 32 hours, , of which 24 hours are theoretical content and 8 hours of practical content.

Vaixells de Passatge - curs - FP del MAR - Escola Port

Students can only miss 10% of the theoretical classes. The practical training must be completed in its entirety.

Escola Port / Formació Professional del Mar, a nautical school approved by the Directorate General of the Merchant Navy (DGMM) and with an ISO 9001 quality certificate, gives the course of Crowd Management on Passenger Ships in accordance with the Convention of STCW training which establishes the minimum standards for providing nautical training in identical form in all nations.


  • Getting acquainted.
  • Security training for staff in direct contact with passengers in their designated areas.
  • Crowd control.
  • Passenger safety, load and integrity of the helmet.
  • Emergency management and human behavior.
  • Resolution real practical cases.

Regulations: Art. 1 Order FOM / 2296 / 2002. Annex I Order FOM / 2296 / 2002. Rules V / 2 and V / 3 (in force since January 99) paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 of the STCW agreement and sections A - V / 2 and AV / 3 paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 of the Training Code.
  • DNI, NIE or passport
  • Minimum age 18 years

This applies if you want to issue in Spain. To request the issuance of the Certificate of "Crowd Management of Passenger Ships", the following documentation must be submitted to the Maritime Captain of your autonomous community:

  • Certificate of Specialty application form.
  • Photocopy of DNI, NIE or passport
  • Certified photocopy of the diploma "Crowd Management on Passenger Ships" course, according to the Order of 04/09/2002, issued by Escola Port.
  • Proof of payment of fees for "Professional Maritime and Recreational Titles."