Course Number : 1733
Course Length : 24 hours

Minimum Class Size :    2 
Maximum Class Size : 12

Price: $500.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class


Any applicant who has successfully completed the Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher (MIDATL-749) course will satisfy the competency requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW 2010, as amended, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC), for those seafarers not having evidence of 1 year of sea service within the last 5 years provided that the applicant has previously been issued a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats endorsement, and will satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstrated requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsements for Lifeboatman and PSC.

The objective of this course is to renew the certification for student in the areas relevant to Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats, and, in doing so, satisfy company, national and international regulations and assessment guidelines as stated in Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping as amended section A-VI/2. This syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Code Section A-VI/2 Mandatory minimum requirements for the issue of certificates of proficiency in survival craft, rescue boats, and fast rescue boats and Table A-VI/2-1 Specification of the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats


  • Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency

  • Construction and outfit of survival craft and rescue boats and individual items of their equipment
  • Particular characteristics and facilities of survival craft and rescue boats
  • Various types of device used for launching survival craft and rescue boats
  • Methods of launching survival craft into a rough sea
  • Methods of recovering survival craft
  • Action to be taken after leaving the ship
  • Methods of launching and recovering rescue boats in a rough sea
  • Dangers associated with use of on-load release devices
  • Knowledge of maintenance procedures


  • Operate a survival craft engine

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency

  • Methods of starting and operating a survival craft engine and its accessories together with the use of the fire extinguisher provided


  • Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency

  • Handling survival craft in rough weather
  • Use of painter, sea-anchor and all other equipment
  • Apportionment of food and water in survival craft
  • Action taken to maximize detectability and location of survival craft
  • Method of helicopter rescue
  • Effects of hypothermia and its prevention; use of protective covers and garments, including immersion suits and thermal protective aids
  • Use of rescue boats and motor lifeboats for marshalling liferafts and rescue of survivors and persons in the sea
  • Beaching survival craft


  • Use locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatus and pyrotechnics

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency

  • Radio life-saving appliances carried in survival craft, including satellite EPIRBs and SARTs
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals


  • Apply first aid to survivors

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency

  • Use of the first-aid kit and resuscitation techniques
  • Management of injured persons, including control of bleeding and shock

Upcoming Course Dates:

04/10/2017 - 04/12/2017

05/08/2017 - 05/10/2017

06/12/2017 - 06/14/2017

07/17/2017 - 07/19/2017

08/14/2017 - 08/16/2017

09/18/2017 - 09/20/2017

10/23/2017 - 10/25/2017

11/13/2017 - 11/15/2017

12/11/2017 - 12/13/2017


Class Start Times:

Day Classes: 8:00 a.m.

Night Classes: 4:00 p.m.


Check-in Time Starts at:

7:00 a.m. for Day Classes

3:00 p.m. for Night Classes

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Required Course Tools:

No tools required for this course


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