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PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (STCW)

PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (STCW)

Target Audience

The aim of this course is to provide training for those who are assigned to crew a ship’s lifeboat and rescue boat, other than a fast rescue boat, with the knowledge and skills to safely and efficiently launch and take charge of the lifeboat and rescue boat in emergency situations. The course will also provide the student with knowledge and skills to safely launch a freefall lifeboat.

Course Content

After successful completion of this course participants will have the necessary competence to be able to:

  • Apply the principles of safety during emergencies, training and drills 
  • Ensure operational readiness of survival craft
  • Take charge of launching and recovery of survival craft and rescue boats 
  • Understand the working of lifeboat engines and accessories including rescue boat engines
  • Handle survival craft and rescue boats in all weather conditions
  • Apply methods of rescue from survival craft by helicopter
  • Use radio equipment including GMDSS
  • Apply first aid and understand how to recognize and treat hypothermia
  • Co-ordinate drills in launching and recovery of life boats, life rafts and rescue boats
Entry Standards

Medically fit for sea service, completion of STCW Basic Training, 6 months approved sea service.  

Facilities

Classroom, communications equipment, life boats, rescue boats and survival equipment

Teaching Method

Lectures, videos, practical exercises.

Guidelines

STCW Chapter VI, Section A-VI/2. SOLAS, IMO Model Course 1.23

Course Duration

3 days.

Assessment

Written exams and practical assessments.

Certification

Course certificate upon successful completion leading to STCW certification.

Venue

This course is offered regularly in MTC Cyprus. Please contact your local Crew Service Centre for the next available course.