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Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (FRB) - USCG/STCW 2010

The purpose of this three (3) day course is to train personnel in the proper actions involved in taking command of, launching, and handling of a Fast Rescue Craft.

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the training requirements of Table A-VI/2-2 of the STCW code; “Specification of the Minimum Standard of Competence in Fast Rescue Boats.”  Upon completion the certificate is valid for five (5) years.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Drills and Crew Training
  • Requirements for Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
  • Familiarization Characteristics of FRC's
  • FRC Crew Responsibilites
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • FRC Handling
  • FRC Pre-operational Checks
  • Launch and Recovery
  • Hands on - operational checks, launching and recovery, basic handling

Day 2

  • Compass Introduction
  • Search Crew Responsiblities
  • Rescue Crew Briefing
  • Search and search patterns
  • Recovery of Victims
  • First Aid considerations
  • Hands on - compass use, search patterns, rescue

Day 3

  • Special Situations
  • Location Aids
  • Hands on - towing, pacing, firing pyrotechnics

Written Test

Scheduled Dates: offered monthly call for dates

Tuition:  $600              2.4 CEUs