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Further Information - Rescue & Fast Rescue Boat - Launch & Operations Training


Who is the course for?

This Rescue & Fast Rescue Boat - Launch & Operations Training course is suitable for all Crew/Personnel assigned Rescue Boat or Fast Rescue Boat duties on board.

Is previous experience required?

No previous experience is required to complete this course.

How will the course benefit me?

This course will provide learners with awareness in rescue or fast rescue boat operations.

How will the course benefit my company?

The course will ensure that learners are following best practices as detailed in relevant legislation and company procedures.

What standards are referenced in the course?

International Safety Management (ISM) Code – safety and pollution prevention, emergency procedures including use of the Rescue Boat

The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 70%.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the purpose of rescue boats

• Give an overview of both rescue and fast rescue boats

• Describe what type of training and familiarisation is required to use a rescue or fast rescue boat

• Explain how maintenance and inspection is performed

• Describe the purpose of the Safety Equipment Certificate (SEC)

• Describe safe practices for the launching and recovery of a rescue boat

• Explain the importance of communication at sea


End of course exam with a 70% pass mark.

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones