Stcw fast rescue boat refresher

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The purpose of this course is to refresh seafarers’ skills and knowledge in regard to proficiency in fast rescue boats, as outlined in section A -VI/2-2 of the STCW code.


Course Content
  • Construction and outfitting of fast rescue boats and individual items of their equipment.
  • Special characteristics and devices for Fast Rescue Boats
  • Safety precautions during launching and recovering of Fast Rescue Boats.
  • Procedures to upright a capzised Fast Rescue Boat
  • Handle a Fast Rescue Boat during prevailing and unfarveble weather and sea state
  • Navigation and safety equipment, as found in Fast Rescue boats
  • Search patterns and environmental factors, which affect these executions
  • Judge if the Fast Rescue Boat and the associated equipment is ready for immediately use.
  • Have knowledge to maintenance, emergency repair, normal inflation and deflation of buoyancy chambers in inflatable FRB’s
  • Operate the engine in a Fast Rescue Boat, including have knowledge, understanding and proficiency on methods to start and operate the engine and its accessories
  • 18 years of age or above
  • Valid medical booklet for seafarers (blue book)
  • Certificate for watch keeping
  • Minimum 12 months of sailing time during a 5 year period, documentation in Discharge Book
  • Onboard training and experience
  • Valid certificate of Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats A-VI/2-1.

Course Objectives To successfully complete this course, participants must show knowledge and understanding of Fast Rescue Boats in theory and practice to ensure they can take command during and after the launch of a Fast Rescue Boat in an emergency situation.

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