Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

STCW Reg VI/2, para 2 & Sec A-VI/2, para 7 - 10


Duration: 
3 days (there will be refreshment breaks and 1hr lunch break each day. Hot and cold beverages provided)

Fee: £780 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Course Dates:  

4th - 6th April 2018
24th - 26th April 2018
9th - 11th May 2018
30th May – 1st June 2018
19th - 21st June 2018
17th - 19th July 2018
14th - 16th August 2018
29th - 31st August 2018
18th - 20th September 2018
16th - 18th October 2018
13th - 15th November 2018
11th - 13th December 2018

Prerequisites: PSC&RB Certificate. A basic level of fitness is required to complete the practical elements of the course. There is no pre-learning required but a good knowledge of the current arrangements on your ship would be advantageous.

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give seafarers the essential education and training who are required to take charge of a Fast Rescue Boat, with particularly focus on:

  • Understand 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.

The course will include videos, group discussions, trainer led presentations, practical boat capsizing in the survival pool, fast rescue boat operation and handling, man overboard techniques, search patterns, weather handling, coming alongside and launching techniques.

Delegates will be assessed throughout the course with a short written exam upon completion.

Trainer to delegate ratio of 1:24 for theory elements and 1:8 for practical sessions.

The STCW requirement for refresher training at 5-yearly intervals must be met or sufficient onboard evidence must be provided. 

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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