Any applicant who has successfully completed the Proficiency in Survival Craft Course will satisfy the competency requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code, as amended, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC), and will satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstrated requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsements for Lifeboatman and PSC.
Proficiency in Survival Craft limited is for mariners who work aboard vessels with life rafts only. STCW mandates that all Able Seafarers demonstrate competency in survival craft operations. This course solves the problem for mariners working on vessels without lifeboats. This is an excellent course for inland workers, ferry workers, fishing vessels, or any vessel carrying alternative survival craft. This rating indicates that a mariner is proficient in subjects such as abandoning ship, launching life rafts and boats, lifesaving signals, first aid, SOLAS regulations, using an EPIRB, and emergency stations aboard ship.
On completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Maintain the fast rescue boat for operations
Prepare fast rescue boat and crew for operations
Take charge of a fast rescue boat during and after launch
Respond to FRB, equipment and crew emergencies or malfunctions
Locate and retrieve casualties; and
Recover the fast rescue boat
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