Proficiency In Survival Craft & Rescue Boat

SCOPE This model course aims to provide the training for candidates to launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations, in accordance with Section A-VI/2 of the STCW Code.
OBJECTIVE This syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/12-1.

1. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats, a trainee will be competent to operate life-saving appliances and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during or after launch. They will also be able to operate a survival craft engine and manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning the ship. Trainees will know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatus and pyrotechnics, how to apply first aid to survivors and the actions to take to preserve the lives of those in their charge.

ENTRY STANDARDS For admission to the course, seafarers must be certified by a doctor to be in good health. They must also have completed basic safety training course and instruction in accordance with Regulation VI/2 of STCW 1995 of which as follow.

  • Be not less than 18 years of age,
  • Have approved seagoing experience of not less than 12 months or have attended and approved training course and have approved seagoing experience of not less than 6 months.
Code No. of Days Room Starting Day
PS 4 311/313