Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

STCW Reg VI/2, para 2 and Sec A-VI/2, para 11 & 12


Route One - This route is available to seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must fully complete the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Duration: 0.5 day

Fee: £240 (incl.VAT) per delegate


Route Two - This route is available to seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate who have not undergone the required updating training onboard ship and wish to undertake the full updating training.

Duration: 1 day

Fee: £432 (incl.VAT) per delegate

If you book 3 or more elements of the 5 updating training courses (PST, FP&FF, AFF, PSC&RB & FRB) taking place in the same week, we will offer a 10% discount on the overall updating course cost.

Course Dates:     

4th August 2017
18th August 2017
15th September 2017
29th September 2017
13th October 2017
27th October 2017
10th November 2017
24th November 2017
8th December 2017
22nd December 2017

Prerequisites: Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is for students to demonstrate the following:

  • Take charge of launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat.
  • How to prevent and manage capsize situations.
  • Explain routine maintenance procedures for FRB and measures for contingency repairs.
  • Carry out pre-use checks of FRB, including engines and related rescue equipment.
  • Carry out PPE checks for crew and self.
  • Brief crew for recovery duties.
  • Recover a casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.
  • Undertake waterborne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
  • Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment.
  • Re board FRB and establish control of craft and available equipment.

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

Course Availability

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