Proficiency in Survival Craft (Limited)

Course Summary:

This course provides classroom and practical training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement as Lifeboatman Limited/PSC – limited to vessels not equipped with lifeboats.

Course Length:

3 Days

Class Size:

20 Students

Pre-Registration is Required

Cost:

$545

Prerequisites:

None.

Course Details:

This course satisfies applicable requirements as listed:

  • The training, practical demonstration, and written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.409(b)(3) for endorsement as Lifeboatman-Limited; AND
  • The Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats- Limited (PSC-Limited) training requirements of 11.309(a)(4)(v); 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(v), 11.321(a)(3)(iii), 11.329(a)(4)(iii), and 11.335(a)(3)(iii); AND
  • The Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats- Limited (PSC-Limited) standards of competency required by 46 CFR 12.615; STCW Code Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 04-14 (CH-1) Task: 1.1A, 1.2A, 1.3A, 1.3D, 1.4B, 1.4C, 1.5B,1.6A, 1.7A, 1.7B, 1.7C, 1.7D, 1.7E, 1.8A, 1.9A, 2.1B, 3.3A, 3.4A, 3.5A, 3.6A,3.7A, 3.8A, 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2A.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Principles of Survival at Sea
  • The SOLAS Convention
  • General Lifesaving
  • Emergency Situations
  • Vessel Evacuation and Abandon Ship Procedures
  • Search and Rescue
  • Lifesaving Rules and Regulations
  • First Aid Review
  • Inflatable Life Rafts
  • Rescue Boats
  • Practical Launching, Operation and Recovery of a SOLAS Rescue Boat

Examination:

There is one written examination consisting of 25 questions that requires a minimum score of 70% and a practical assessment on-board the SOLAS rescue boat that is a pass/fail assessment.