STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft Lifeboatman (PSCRB) Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) Training Arrives in Seattle
If you have been to Terminal/Pier 91 in Seattle lately you may have wondered about that big structure just North of Smith Cove alongside “Lake Jacobs” just South of the Magnolia Bridge. Well wonder no more! It is the Northwest Maritime Academy’s purpose built PSCRB/PSC (Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman/Rescue Boat) and FRB Fast Rescue Boat Training Center.
Over the past several months Captains Patrick Boyle & Thomas E. Bliss have been working with local trades persons to craft this “one of a kind” training structure. It is fitted with a Gravity Davit for PSC/PSCRB, and a Gantry Crane for FRB practical evolutions. The structure houses three different types of survival craft: a 40 person modern motor enclosed lifeboat, an open lifeboat propelled by oars, and a 16′ Viking SOLAS Rescue boat.
This week the “Training Davit” was painted, and powered. The enclosed motor lifeboat was raised into the seated position, and adjustment to the wires began.
The classroom portion of our courses will initially be held at the South Seattle Community College, which is only a 17 minute drive to the Terminal 91 Training site. We are also looking at a very well equipped classroom at the Elliott Bay Marina, only an 8 minute walk from our training site.
All sites have been approved by USCG and October 17th is our official start date. Open enrollment is now open via our course calendar.
Corporate Training Directors are encouraged to join us on site for a tour and if interested, to join us for our official christening of the site (date TBD.)
For information on booking groups or corporate training arrangements, please contact Captain Thomas Bliss via our contact form, or call Thomas at 877-845-4783.
This course is presented in association with Seafarers Worldwide
The Northwest Maritime Academy Terminal 91 Seattle PSC/PSCRB Training Center