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Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

105, Medina Village, Bridge Road,, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7LP

  • Price: GBP (£)200 (Inc VAT if applicable)

Course Details

  • School Red Ensign Training Ltd
  • Location 105, Medina Village, Bridge Road,, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7LP
  • All Dates Please contact us for dates and availability
  • Duration 1 day(s)
  • Accommodation Included No

Course Outline

This 1-day refresher training is intended for seafarers who will be required to take charge of a fast rescue boat (FRB) in emergency situations in accordance with

SOLAS regulations

STCW convention and code

The Merchant Shipping (Life Saving Appliances) Regulations 1986

The Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations 1997

On successful completion of the training and assessment, the trainees will have knowledge of the construction and function of different types of fast rescue boats and associated equipment and rescue procedures.


Content & Objectives

By the end of the course participants will be able to

Take charge of a fast rescue boat (FRB) during and after launch

Understand the construction and outfit of FRBs and individual items of their equipment

Know the particular characteristics and facilities of FRBs

Understand safety precautions during launch and recovery of an FRB

Know the procedures for righting a capsized FRB

Be able to handle an FRB in prevailing and adverse weather and sea conditions

Understand navigational and safety equipment available in an FRB

Search patterns and environmental factors affecting their execution

Assessment of the readiness of FRBs and related equipment for immediate use

Knowledge of the maintenance, emergency repair, normal inflation and deflation of buoyancy compartment of inflated FRBs

Operate an FRB engine, including methods of starting and operating an FRB engine and its accessories.

Please note that some of our specialist courses, like this one, require a minimum number of delegates to go ahead. If we do not have the required number of people booked, we will notify you at least 10 days prior to the start date of the course and refund your deposit payment.

Learning Mode

The course comprises hands-on practical use of FRBs and participation in physically demanding in-water scenarios in and around the Solent waters.The crew's competence is assessed through their active participation during the practical sessions and theory sessions that are taught in the classroom.

Candidates must also take a final written examination which has a pass mark of 80%.

Useful Information

Entry Requirements

You should be over 18 years of age and be in possession of an existing STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate to take advantage of the reduced price for the refresher training.

Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat (OPITO or TEMPSC are not acceptable)

Certificate to Medical Standards Section B-VI/2/1 (ENGI) or other national equivalent to Merchant Navy standards - training attended within the last 5 years

Identification is required either through Discharge Book Number or other national identification


Accommodation is provided onboard the M/V Sea Trident, moored alongside Red Ensign Training in West Cowes. Cost of accommodation starts from £35 per night, on a B&B basis, based on cabin configuration. Please check availability by calling us on 01983 294088. Should you not wish to stay onboard M/V Sea Trident it is possible to make your own accommodation arrangement, we can of course assist you with a list of local Crew Houses, B&Bs and Hotels to suit all budgets.


This course is included within the cost of our STCW Refresher training (under the Manila Amendments) however if you would like to book the stand-alone course of 1 day's training, the cost for this course is now on offer, for less than half-price at £200.00 inc VAT. £250.00 inc VAT with accommodation.

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Red Ensign Training Ltd

105, Medina Village, Bridge Road,, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7LP

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