Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
South West Maritime Academy
The aim of the STCW Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a fast rescue boats the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in Table A-VI/2-2. Function: Fast Rescue Boats Competence: Understand the construction, maintenance, repair and outfitting of fast rescue boats The course will cover: - How to take charge of the launching equipment and appliance as commonly fitted, during launching and recovery - Launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat - Operating a fast rescue boat after launching - Operate a fast rescue boat engine Six key learning outcomes of the FRB course: 1: The learner understands the construction and outfitting of fast rescue boat and associated equipment. 2: The learner can take charge of the fast rescue boat, launching equipment, release mechanism(s) and associated appliances during launching and recovery. 3: The learner knows the routine maintenance procedures for fast rescue boats and measures for contingency repairs. 4: The learner knows the procedures for use of a fast rescue boat in casualty recovery operations. 5: The learner can take charge of a fast rescue boat to effect search and rescue operations. 6: The learner knows how to prevent and manage capsize situations. Course Certification: Upon successful completion certification will be provided approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as meeting the requirements laid down in: Regulation VI/2, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/2, paragraphs 5 and 6 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended and has also met the additional criteria specified in the STCW Convention and Code.