Refresher Training in Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat – RTPF


This model course aims to provide the training for candidates to launch and take a fast rescue boat, in accordance with Section A-VI/2 of the STCW Code, as Amended



This syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW 1995 Convention, as Amended Chapter VI, Section A VI/2, Table A-VI/2-2. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in Fast rescue Boats. A trainee will be competent to handle and take such boats during or after launch in adverse weather and sea condition. They will also be able to operate a fast rescue boat engine.

Trainee will know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling equipment between the rescue boat and a helicopter and the ship: and how to carry out search patterns.


Entry Standards

Seafarer who shall undergo the Refresher Training for PFRB must:

  1. Possess Certificate of Proficiency (COP) of PFRB;
  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 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 10 of the STCW Code, as Amended.

Code No. of Days Room Starting Day
RTPF 1.5 Monday