This course aims to provide the training for candidates to launch and take charge of a fast rescue boat, in accordance with Section A-Vl/2 of the STCW Code.
On meeting the minimum standard of competence in fast rescue boats, a trainee will be competent to handle and take charge of such boats during or after launch in adverse weather and sea conditions. They will also be able to operate a fast rescue boat engine.
Trainees will know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signalling equipment between the rescue boat and a helicopter and the vessel, and how to carry out search patterns.
For admission to the course, seafarers must be medically fit and the holder of a certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats in accordance with Regulation Vl/2, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code.
This course is both theory and practical run over 3 days.