This course is designed to give delegates knowledge in all aspects of rescue, handling, manoeuvring and driving their craft in various conditions and situations and in righting after capsize.
This course is structured to MNTB guidelines. Instruction is progressive with alternating theory and practical sessions involving the preparation and launching of fast rescue boats and their handling in the water. Certain aspects of the course are of a physical nature and may include lifting, climbing and pulling. Delegates must declare at course commencement any pre-existing medical condition that could be exacerbated by, or impair their ability to complete the training programme. For certain medical conditions, delegates must have undergone a medical since being diagnosed.
The syllabus focuses on: Capsize reversal procedure Casualty recovery Emergency response FRB operation Launch and recovery Search and rescue Towing survival craft, helicopter operations, self rescue Use of onboard equipment
Must hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than FRBs (STCW Regulation VI/2, paragraph 1) or UK-approved Lifeboatman certificate or other national equivalent.
Seafarers required to take charge of an FRB in emergency situations during and after launch, in accordance with: Regulation VI/2 and Section A-VI/2-2 of the STCW code The Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) regulations 1997
An MCA approved STCW certificate of proficiency will be issued to delegates who successfully complete the training.
Updating training to be undertaken every five years.
Held at Petrofac Training Services Quay, North Esplanade East, Aberdeen. Training on location on board the parent vessel can be carried out, subject to the approval of the MCA.
Delegates must present photographic ID at the start of the course. Accepted forms are government issued photographic identification, e.g. passport or driving licence.
All candidates will be asked to complete a standard medical questionnaire prior to course commencement.
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