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1768 | Proficiency in Survival Craft (MIDATL-372)

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

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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 Code, 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 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


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

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

2019 Course Dates:
09/03/2019 – 09/06/2019
10/15/2019 – 10/18/2019
11/12/2019 – 11/15/2019
12/02/2019 – 12/05/2019

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

Additional information

1768 Course Dates -->>

09/03/2019 – 09/06/2019, 10/15/2019 – 10/18/2019, 11/12/2019 – 11/15/2019, 12/02/2019 – 12/05/2019, 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


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