STCW Fast Rescue Boat (FRB)
- Course Type:
- Fast Rescue Boats
- Training School:
- Red Ensign Maritime Training
- Cowes, United Kingdom
- 3 days
This training is intended for seafarers who will be required to take charge of a fast rescue boat (FRB) in emergency situations in accordance with
- SOLAS regulations
- STCW convention and code
- The Merchant Shipping (Life Saving Appliances) Regulations 1986
- The Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations 1997
On successful completion of the training and assessment, the trainees will have knowledge of the construction and function of different types of fast rescue boats and associated equipment and rescue procedures.
Content & Objectives
By the end of the course participants will be able to
- Take charge of a fast rescue boat (FRB) during and after launch
- Understand the construction and outfit of FRBs and individual items of their equipment
- Know the particular characteristics and facilities of FRBs
- Understand safety precautions during launch and recovery of an FRB
- Know the procedures for righting a capsized FRB
- BE able to handle an FRB in prevailing and adverse weather and sea conditions
- Understand navigational and safety equipment available in an FRB
- Search patterns and environmental factors affecting their execution
- Assessment of the readiness of FRBs and related equipment for immediate use
- Knowledge of the maintenance, emergency repair, normal inflation and deflation of buoyancy compartment of inflated FRBs
- Operate an FRB engine, including methods of starting and operating an FRB engine and its accessories.
Please note that some of our specialist courses, like this one, require a minimum number of delegates to go ahead. If we do not have the required number of people booked, we will notifiy you at least 10 days prior to the start date of the course and refund your deposit payment.
The course comprises of hands-on practical use of FRBs and participation in physically demanding in-water scenarios in and around the Solent waters.The crew’s competence is assessed through their active participation during the practical sessions and theory sessions that are taught in the classroom.
Candidates must also take a final written examination which has a pass mark of 80%.
You should be over the age of 18 and have evidence of the following
- Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (OPITO or TEMPSC are not acceptable) or UK Approved Lifeboat man Certificate or other National Equivalent
- Certificate to Medical Standards Section B-VI/2/1 (ENGI) or other national equivalent to Merchant Navy standards.
- Identification is required either through Discharge Book Number or other national identification