Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre, Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Blackpool & The Fylde College


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre (FOSC) is a leading provider of safety, survival and fire training to both the Merchant Navy and the Offshore Oil & Gas Industries. We have a team of teaching staff drawn from the offshore, maritime and safety industries with considerable knowledge relevant to the courses we deliver.

The centre is situated at the internationally recognised Fleetwood Nautical Campus at the northern end of the Fylde Coast.


Truly outstanding facilities ensure a steady stream of blue-chip clients.Among them are:

  • A recent £8 million refurbished campus.
  • A purpose built river launching facility with a fleet of five ‘Single and Twin Fall’ Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft (TEMPSC), four Fast
  • Rescue Craft (FRCs) with a mix of Jet and Outboard Drives and three support craft of varying sizes.
  • A unique environmental training facility featuring an 18mx12mx4m tank with a wave machine capable of producing a metre swell wave of various patterns. Darkness and rainfall can also be created to provide extreme abandonment conditions.
  • A Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) simulator, used by HRH Prince William as part of his professional development as an operational search and rescue pilot.
  • A purpose-built fire training facility with recent major upgrades to the classroom, changing and practical BA training rooms.


The centre has accreditation to run the following courses:

  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW, Maritime & Coastguard agency approval (MCA)
  • Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO)
  • Marine Contractors Association (MCA)
  • International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (Nebosh)
  • RenewableUK (Ruk)
  • Global Wind Organisation (GWO)

STCW Training Centers

Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre, Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Blackpool & The Fylde College have their training center located in Broadwater, Fleetwood, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

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