Refresher Training for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat other than Fast Rescue Boats – RTPS


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, as amended.



This syllabus covers the requirements of the Regulation I/11, Paragraph 4 and 5 of the STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/12-1, as amended.

  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. 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

Seafarer who shall undergo the Refresher Training for PSCRB must:

  1. Possess Certificate of Proficiency (COP) of PSCRB;
  2. Show upon enrollment, proof of approved seagoing service, performing functions appropriate to the certificate held for a period of at least :
  • Twelve months in total during the preceeding five years, or
  • Three months in total during the preceeding six months immediately prior to re-validating

Seafarer who have not acquired the minimum approved seagoing service performing functions appropriate to the certificate held and perform functions considered to be equivalent to the seagoing required and approved by MARINA, shall be required to retake the course.

Course Intake Limitations The number of student per class shall not exceed 24 on a 6 x 7 meter classroom with complete classroom equipment and paraphernalias.


Course Certificate:

Trainees, who have successfully completed the Refresher Training and passed the assessment, shall be issued a Certificate of Completion, certifying a holder’s acquisition of the mandatory minimum requirements and competence in Section A-VI/2 paragraph 4 of the STCW Code, as Amended.


Code No. of Days Room Starting Day
RTPS 1.5 Monday / Wednesday