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STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) Training


Next Date: Tue, 19th Dec All Dates

Course Outline

This 3-day training is intended for seafarers who will be required to take charge of a fast rescue boat (FRB) in emergency situations in accordance with

  • SOLAS regulations
  • STCW convention and code
  • The Merchant Shipping (Life Saving Appliances) Regulations 1986
  • The Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations 1997

On successful completion of the training and assessment, the trainees will have knowledge of the construction and function of different types of fast rescue boats and associated equipment and rescue procedures.

Content & Objectives

By the end of the course participants will be able to

  • Take charge of a fast rescue boat (FRB) during and after launch
  • Understand the construction and outfit of FRBs and individual items of their equipment
  • Know the particular characteristics and facilities of FRBs
  • Understand safety precautions during launch and recovery of an FRB
  • Know the procedures for righting a capsized FRB
  • BE able to handle an FRB in prevailing and adverse weather and sea conditions
  • Understand navigational and safety equipment available in an FRB
  • Search patterns and environmental factors affecting their execution
  • Assessment of the readiness of FRBs and related equipment for immediate use
  • Knowledge of the maintenance, emergency repair, normal inflation and deflation of buoyancy compartment of inflated FRBs
  • Operate an FRB engine, including methods of starting and operating an FRB engine and its accessories.

Please note that some of our specialist courses, like this one, require a minimum number of delegates to go ahead.  If we do not have the required number of people booked, we will notifiy you at least 5 days prior to the start date of the course and refund your deposit payment.

Learning Mode

The course comprises of hands-on practical use of FRBs and participation in physically demanding in-water scenarios in and around the Solent waters.The crew’s competence is assessed through their active participation during the practical sessions and theory sessions that are taught in the classroom.

Candidates must also take a final written examination which has a pass mark of 80%.

Entry Requirements

You should be over the age of 18 and have evidence of the following

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat (OPITO or TEMPSC are not acceptable) or UK Approved Lifeboat man Certificate or other National Equivalent
  • Certificate to Medical Standards Section B-VI/2/1 (ENGI) or other national equivalent to Merchant Navy standards.
  • Identification is required either through Discharge Book Number or other national identification

Costs

The cost of this course is £745.00 inc VAT.

The package price is £880 inc VAT (course plus full-board accommodation).

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided onboard the M/V Sea Trident, moored alongside Red Ensign Training in West Cowes. Offered on a full board or B&B basis, cabins with either a shared communal washroom or a shared en-suite (subject to availability). Please check availability by calling us on 01983 294088 or email.

Course Enquiry Form

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Booking Info.
Duration:
3 days
Course Price:
£745.00
With Accommodation:
£880.00
Group Bookings:
Available
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Course Dates
Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat