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Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

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Training Program covers the requirements of the STCW Convention.


  • Be aware of the structure and equipment of high-speed lifeboats, including items in the equipment;
  • Need to understand the needfor high-speed lifeboat maintenance, including emergency repairs, inflated inflatable high-speed boat compartments inflow and air release;
  • The principles and limits of operation of winches, brakes, potholes, painters, motion-compensation and other equipment should be understood. ;
  • Be aware of the peculiarities of lowering and lifting the high-speed survival craft in adverse weather conditions;
  • Know fast rescue boat specific characteristics, equipment and limitations;
  • Be aware of the procedures for returning the capsized high speed boat to the upright position;
  • Know how to steer a high-speed rescue boat in adverse weather conditions;




Participants who successfully complete practical course should:

  • Be able to turn the capsized high-speed rescue boat in the upright position ;
  • Be able to steer high-speed rescue boats under prevailing weather conditions ;
  • Be able to swim in special equipment ;
  • Be able to use communication and signalling equipment between high-speed rescue boat and helicopter or ship ;
  • Be able to use emergency equipment ;
  • Be able to prepare for the launch, operation and management of a high-speed rescue boat ;



In order to enter into the presented training program, trainee must represent:


  • Certificate of Competency, Education Certificate or Certificate of Proficiency;
  • Seamen’s book or Civil passport or ID;
  • Medical Certificate or medical certificate form 100(for coastal water area seafarers’);
  • It is assumed that trainees undertaking this course will, through on-campus learning and onboard experience, have sufficient familiarity with shipboard operations to understand that leadership and teamworking is an essential part of their role on board at the operational level.


Course Details

Duration 21 hours
language English
Students 1-6

Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes