1768 | Proficiency in Survival Craft (MIDATL-372)

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Course Number: 1768
Course Length: 32 hours
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
Price: $800.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any applicant who has successfully completed our Proficiency in Survival Craft (MIDTL-372) course will satisfy:

  • The Lifeboatman training, practical demonstration, and written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsement as Lifeboatman; AND
  • The Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) standards of competence required by 46 CFR 12.613; AND,
  • The Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) standards of competence required by Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 04-14 Tasks 1.1.A, 1.2.A, 1.3.A, 1.3.B, 1.3.C, 1.3.D, 1.4.A, 1.4.C, 1.5.A, 1.6.A, 1.8.A, 1.9.A, 2.1.A, 3.1.A, 3.1.B, 3.2.A, 3.3.A, 3.4.A, 3.5.A, 3.5.B, 3.6.A, 3.7.A, 3.8.A, 4.1.A, 4.1.B, 4.2.A.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed “Task Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

The sea service requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(2) for endorsement as Lifeboatman must be met and are not part of this approval.

The objective of this course is to instruct the 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

Competence

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

Competence

  • 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

Competence

  • 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

Competence

  • 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

Recommended Study Material:
American Merchant Seaman’s Manual; 7th Edition William B. Hayler, Editor in Chief John M. Keever, Associate Editor 2003. 672 pp. Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers P.O. Box 456 Centreville MD 21617 410-758-1075 800-638-7641
The Cornell Manual for Lifeboatmen, Able Seamen, and Qualified Members of Engine Department, 2nd Edition John M. Keever, based on the earlier edition by William B. Hayler, John M. Keever, and Paul M. Seiler 2004. 184 pp.Paper. ISBN 0-87033-559-6. Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers P.O. Box 456 Centreville MD 21617 410-758-1075 800-638-7641

2020 Course Dates: 
01/13/2020 – 01/16/2020
02/10/2020 – 02/13/2020
03/09/2020 – 03/12/2020
04/13/2020 – 04/16/2020
05/11/2020 – 05/14/2020
06/08/2020 – 06/11/2020
07/13/2020 – 07/16/2020
08/10/2020 – 08/13/2020
09/14/2020 – 09/17/2020
10/13/2020 – 10/16/2020
11/09/2020 – 11/13/2020
12/14/2020 – 12/17/2020

Class Starts at:   8:00 a.m.

Check-in Time Starts at:   7:00 a.m.

Required Course Tools:
No tools required for this course