Duration: 5 days
This model course aims to provide the training for candidates to launch and take charge of a
survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations, in accordance with Section A-VI/2 of the STCW Code.
This syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section AVI/2, Table A-VI/2-1. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats, a trainee will be competent to operate life-saving appliances and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during or after launch. They will also be able to operate a survival craft engine and manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship. Trainees will know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatus and pyrotechnics, how to apply first aid to survivors and the actions to take to preserve the lives of those in their charge.
The course is approved by the Merchant Shipping Directorate of the Authority for Transport in Malta, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Panama Maritime Authority and the Republic of Cyprus.