Proficency in Survial Craft & Rescue Boats


Five Days


  • Minimum age 16 years
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques or RYA Basic Sea Survival or Royal Navy Sea Survival
  • Evidence of 6 months sea service. For students who have not yet achieved this length of sea service, participation in the course may be granted but certification will not be issued until proof of the sea service requirements has been provided


Training and certification is provided by an external MCA Approved Training Provider using their own accreditation.


This course includes classroom and practical sessions. Candidates are required to undertake practical drills in handling inflatable rescue boats, life boats and life rafts to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the dangers associated with the use of off-load and on-load release devices
  • Demonstrate the correct operation of off-load and on-load release devices, including the correct resetting of both types of release devices
  • Identify and explain the correct operation of Fall Prevention/Secondary Safety Devices or their equivalent
    Safely operate a survival craft engine
  • Safely take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch
  • Safely manage survivors and survival craft or rescue boat after abandoning ship
  • Rig and use locating devices including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics
  • Apply first aid to survivors
  • Describe the management of injured persons


  • 5 Days of Training and Assessment
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (Other than Fast Rescue Boats) Certificate
  • Manual
  • Free Parking


  • Accommodation

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