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PSCRB for The Cruise Ship Industry

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Cruise Ship Personnel Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat – PSCRB Training Course’s   The Pacific Northwest Cruise Season is just around the corner, and the crew of The Northwest Maritime Academy are gearing up for a robust training season. Our newly completed training davit has already facilitated PSCRB classes for …

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Can Your Crew Pass The Lifeboat Test?

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  Resolution MSC 317 (89) which introduces new requirements under SOLAS regulation III/1.5 for lifeboat release and retrieval systems took effect on July 1 2014. The requirements apply to on-load mechanisms installed on all ships globally. The required actions must be completed no later than the first scheduled dry-docking after …

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The Single Most Common Error Mariners Make When Launching Lifeboats

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The misuse of the Lifeboat davit brakes is the single most common error mariners make when launching lifeboats. Lifeboat davits are equipped with two separate braking systems: a holding brake and a centrifugal brake. The holding brake is designed to stop and hold the lifeboat stationary at any point between its …

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PSC PSCRB Training at Seattle’s Terminal 91

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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! …