STCW Fast Rescue Boats Refresher Training | FRB Refresher | Maritime Skills Academy

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 (there will be refreshment breaks and hot and cold beverages provided)

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

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:     

3rd August 2018
7th September 2018
5th October 2018
2nd November 2018
30th November 2018

Prerequisites: Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats STCW A-VI/2-2 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.

Please note: you must also complete/show evidence of the updating training in Proficiency in Survival Craft &Rescue Boats (PSCRB) other than Fast Rescue Boats as per MSN1865. 

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, group discussions, trainer led presentations, practical boat capsizing in the survival pool in Route 1 and fast rescue boat operation and handling, man overboard techniques, search patterns, weather handling, coming alongside and launching techniques in Route 2.

Delegates will be assessed throughout the course.

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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