Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other then Fast Rescue Boats)



This STCW course prepares crew for the launching and handling of survival craft through a series of practical exercises using a range of open and enclosed lifeboats and inflatable rescue boats to build confidence, competence and knowledge of safety procedures.


Duration 4 day

Learning Content

Course Code STCW A-VI/2-2
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the capability to:

  • Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch
  • Operate a survival craft engine
  • Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship
  • Use locating devices including communications, signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics
  • Apply first aid to survivors.

Course Structure

Delegates will gain a basic level of understanding and awareness of the hazards encountered when working in extreme environments, and of the safety regime and safety management systems in place to control and mitigate those hazards.

The course is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content.


The course is open to all persons who intend on serving on board seagoing merchant vessels and must be a minimum age of 16 years or older.
Valid Basic Training course certificates set out in SAMSA Training Standards Code

  • SAMSA Medical or equivalent
  • PST STCW A-VI/1-1
  • PSSR STCW A-VI/1-4
  • Elementary FA STCW A-VI/1-3 or MFA
  • Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting STCW A-VI/1-2

Target Audience

All personnel employed onboard vessels who are involved with the emergency response teams.


A Project Maritime Training STCW 2010 Manilla Compliant Certificate will be issued on delegate been found competent.


Every five years.


Held at Project Maritime Training, Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

Items to bring

Delegates must present photographic ID at the start of the course.
Accepted forms are government issued photographic identification, eg passport or identity document

Recognised in date medical certificate


All delegates will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire prior to course commencement.


Courses as per training schedule or on request.

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