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Comprehensive Survival Craft/Suit Training - USCG Approved

In this two-day course, the participant will be able to identify the potential hazards encountered offshore and the proper action to take. The hands-on training covers the Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft, marine liferaft, personal flotation devices, and survival suits.

This course is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and satisfies the requirements of 46CFR 10.301-34 for MODU licenses and Table A-VI/1-1 of the Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) code.

Upon completion, the certificate is valid for five years.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Classroom
    • Drills and Crew Training
    • Types of Emergencies
    • Abandonment Systems
  • Practical Training and Assessment
    • Surviving Without Equipment 
    • Surviving With U.S.C.G. Approved Equipment

Day 2

  • Classroom
    • Lifeboat characteristics, inspection, and maintenance
    • Davits, winches, and release mechanisms
    • Tasks during abandonment
    • Boat handling and seamanship
    • Location Aids - Visual, Radio, EPIRB, GMDSS
  • Practical Training and Assessment
    • Pre-launch inspection
    • Launch, release, maneuver, and retrieve lifeboat
    • Steer by fixed object and by compass
    • Man overboard recovery procedures
    • Deploy sea anchor
  • Written test

Course is held monthly. Call for dates.

Tuition: $350.00
1.6 CEUs