STCW Fast Rescue Boats (FRB)
Designed for seafarers who are required to take charge of a fast rescue boat
During this 3 day course you will undertake classroom theory and "out on the water" Fast Rescue Boat Operations in addition to a waterborne cap-size and re-boarding scenario in our Survival Pool. The course will cover the following
- - understanding the construction, maintenance, repair and outfitting of fast rescue boats
- - take charge of the launching equipment and appliance as commonly fitted, during launching and recovery
- - take charge of a fast rescue boat as commonly fitted, during launching and recovery
- - take charge of a fast rescue boat after launching
- - operate a fast rescue boat engine.
- - fast rescue boat operation and handling
- - man overboard techniques using
- - search patterns
- - weather handling
- - coming alongside and launching techniques
- - waterborne cap-size and re-boarding and casualty (35kg Ruth Lee) recovery scenarios in our Survival Pool unaided
- - Be at least 18 years of age
- - Hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats
- - This course will include a waterborne cap-size and re-boarding scenario in our Survival Pool which you will need to demonstrate unaided to pass. Casualty recovery will involve a 35kg Ruth Lee manikin.
NOTE: Due to the physically demanding nature of this course you will be required to complete a Fitness Declaration form on the day to make us aware of any medical issues, injuries or disabilities. This form will be shared with the trainers for awareness. If you have any concerns regarding fitness please contact us to discuss further.
PPE will be provided. We recommend that you wear clothing suitable for waterborne exercises (i.e. warm layers) relevant to the prevailing conditions. For warmer weather it is recommended that bring with you some sunscreen.
For the pool-based exercises you will need to wear t-shirt/shorts over your swimming costume and remember to bring a towel. Please remove all jewellery. Showers are provided onsite.
Delegates will be required to successfully and safely complete the practical exercises and complete a short exam in conjunction with positive observations throughout the course, in order to be issued with an MCA approved STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate; Regulation VI/2, paragraph 2 and Section A-VI/2, paragraphs 7 to 10 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978 as amended.
Failure to complete the practical elements of the course will be deemed as a course failure. Should you have any injuries that you feel may prevent you from completing the practical elements of the course it is advisable to rebook at later date once you are fit and well.