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STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) Training

There are no scheduled upcoming dates for this course.

If you would like to be alerted as to when the next course date is, or would like to set up a custom date for this course, please get in touch using the Course Enquiry Form below.

This course can be combined with the STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat course held the following week for £1200 including VAT

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 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


The cost of this course is £745.00 inc VAT.


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Course Enquiry Form

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Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • Valid STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat (PSCRB) certification

    You must have already completed this training

  • Your Identification Card

    You must bring an official form of identification, such as your Passport, Discharge Book , Driving Licence or National ID.