Course Length: 32 hours
This 4-day course provides the knowledge, understanding and proficiency required to take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launching as outlined in the STCW Code. This course is designed to prepare candidates to carry out effectively all the duties which may be required of a Lifeboatman, to include all operations connected with the launching of lifeboats, life rafts, and other survival craft; knowledge of oar commands; the identification of components used in lifeboats and other survival craft; and knowledge of the procedures used in the launching and recovery of a lifeboat from gravity davits. A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to take charge of the preparation, embarkation and launching of survival craft. They will be able to manage a boat under oars, or motor and take charge of an inflatable liferaft. Trainees will know the correct use of all survival equipment and the actions to take to preserve the lives of those in their charge.
Successfully completion of this 32-hour Proficiency in Survival Craft course will satisfy the Survival Craft training requirements of Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 12.10-3(a)(6) for any endorsement as Lifeboatman; AND presentation of the Certificate of Training WITHIN ONE YEAR of the completion of training, the written and practical examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.10-5 for a Lifeboatman endorsement (exam module 481xx) and the written "Survival Craft" examination requirements for service on vessels not equipped with lifeboats (exam module 441xx or 706xx).
A clear mind ready to learn and retain a large volume of information.
Paper and pencil for note taking