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Northwest Maritime Academy


April 2021

Fast Rescue Boat Course

April 19 - April 21
The Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th St NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335 United States
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STCW FRB Operator Certification

To comply with COVID-19 protocals this course will be held in part on-line. The practical exercises will be held at our training site in Anacortes WA.

This course is offered by our partner Seafarers Worldwide. To register call Pat Boyle 425 320 6441

Course Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

​Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) operators uphold an important role in saving mariners, marshaling life rafts, towing vessels in distress, and conducting search, rescue, and patrol missions. At Seafarers Worldwide, we use a number of Rescue Craft, real launching arrangements, and extensive on-water practical training to ensure our graduates not only meet the requirements, but also gain valuable experience that may save lives.

In this course you will:

Take charge of Fast Rescue Boats during and after launch, and upon recovery

Participate in all aspects of rescue and care of casualties from the water

Operate FRB engines

Learn FRB capsize; causes, prevention and righting

Learn FRB craft; equipment and operation

Learn FRB maintenance, operations, and casualties

This course satisfies Section A-VI/2 paragraphs 5-8 and table A-VI/2 of the STCW Code as defined by Title 46 Code of Federal Regulation (46 CFR, part 10) and is recognized by the United States Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and other international maritime regulatory authorities.

*Also available to organizations for onsite training.

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Basic Training Refresher

April 28 - April 30
NW Maritime Academy Gig Harbor, 3177 Harborview Dr.
Gig Harbor, WA 98335 United States
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Basic Training Refresher

This USCG approved 24-hour Basic Training (STCW) Refresher course is for all seafarers who already have a Basic STCW certificate and must take the compulsory refresher course (once every 5 years).
During the STCW Basic Safety Training refresher course your memory will be refreshed on how to act in various emergency situations on board of a ship.
The training consists of refreshing the Personal Survival Techniques, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, and Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting modules. The objective of this course is to provide appropriate recurrent training or instruction to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.
Mariners who successfully complete this Basic Training Refresher course will satisfy the continued competency requirements of the 2010 Amendments to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) code for Basic Training in Section A-VI, 46 CFR 11.302(e) and 46 CFR 12.602(e) AND, all of the tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 08-14.
Location: This course is held at Northwest Maritime Academy’s training facility at 301 30th Street in Anacortes Washington. Fire training is held off campus.
Tuition: $880
What you need to bring:
• Swimsuit for the pool session
• Comfortable clothing
• Clothing that can be worn into the pool in addition to a swimsuit
• Clothes that are suitable for firefighting class
• Closed toed shoes
• Students to be clean shaven in order to ensure a proper seal with the self-contained breathing apparatus

To Register: Contact Pat Boyle Office 206 659 7178 or by mobile 425 320 6441 or by email pat.boyle@seafarersworldwide.com

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