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PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS

Certification

Maritime Administration of Ukraine

Course level

Basic

Teaching language

Ukrainian, russian, english

Course objective

Acquiring knowledge and skills in launching and taking charge of life boat, life raft or rescue boat in energency situation, according to minimum requirements of standard А‑VI/2-1 of STCW Code.

Course content

Taking charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch

  • Construction and outfit of survival craft and rescue boats and individual items of their equipment
  • Particular characteristics and facilities of survival craft and rescue boats
  • Various types of device used for launching survival craft and rescue boats
  • Methods of launching survival craft into a rough sea
  • Methods of recovering survival craft
  • Action to be taken after leaving the ship
  • Methods of launching and recovering rescue boats in a rough sea
  • Dangers associated with use of on-load release devices
  • Knowledge of maintenance procedures

Operation a survival craft engine

  • Methods of starting and operating a survival craft engine and its accessories together with the use of the fire extinguisher provided

Managing survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship

  • Handling survival craft in rough weather
  • Use of painter, sea-anchor and all other equipment
  • Apportionment of food and water in survival craft
  • Action taken to maximize detectability and location of survival craft
  • Method of helicopter rescue
  • Effects of hypothermia and its prevention; use of protective covers and garments, including immersion suits and thermal protective aids
  • Use of rescue boats and motor lifeboats for marshalling liferafts and rescue of survivors and persons in the sea
  • Beaching survival craft

Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics

  • Radio life-saving appliances carried in survival craft, including satellite EPIRBs and SARTs
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals

Applying first aid to survivors

  • Use of the first-aid kit and resuscitation techniques
  • Management of injured persons, including control of bleeding and shock
Entry requirements

Documentary evidence of successful passing the “Safety Familiarization, Basic Training And Instruction For All Seafarers” training course, which corresponds to requirements of standard A-VI/1 of STCW Convention

Number of participants

maximum 18

Course duration

4 working days (primary training)