This Refresher Course on Survival Craft and Fast Rescue Boat other than Fast Rescue Boats
aims to meet the requirement in paragraph 5 of Section A-VI/2 which states that “seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 4 in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence
of having maintained the required standard of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of Table A-VI/2-1.”
This requires a total of eight (8) instructional hours to cover the topics enumerated in Part B - Course Outline.
Upon completion of this training course, the trainee shall fulfil the requirements in Section A-VI/2 paragraphs 5 and 6 of the STCW Code.
In view of the acceptance of onboard training and experience as a means for maintaining the required standards of competence, seafarers must be able to demonstrate the following competences upon successful completion of this course:
- right an inverted life raft while wearing a lifejacket;
- start and operate an inboard engine fitted in an open or enclosed lifeboat; and
- use signalling equipment, including pyrotechnics.
Seafarers who shall undergo the refresher course for SCRB must be a holder of a Certificate of Proficiency (COP) in SCRB and has proof of approved seagoing service for a period of at least twelve (12) months in total during the preceding five
(5) years, or three (3) months in total during the preceding six (6) months immediately prior to revalidating.
They must be medically fit to enable them to participate in all aspects of the training particularly the practical exercises.