Life buoy

Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue BoatsĀ (STCW A-VI/2-1)

Duration: Five days


  1. At least 18 years of age
  2. Suitable experience of participating in survival craft and rescue boat drills on-board ships
  3. MCA approved Personal Survival Techniques (STCW A-VI/1-1) or Royal Navy equivalent, Basic Sea Survival, Fisherman’s Safety Training Course Certificate
  4. At least 6 months sea service on vessels of over 15m registered length operating in category C and D waters or beyond evidenced through testimonials or seamanship book
  5. Valid medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA such as ENG1 or equivalent and/or an assessment of fitness through a medical declaration carried out by LJMU staff prior

Accreditation/Approvals: MCA as per the STCW Code section STCW A-VI/2-1

Overviews: This 5 day course is designed to prepare candidates for taking charge of launching and recovering of survival craft and rescue boats for drill as well as during emergencies. The course is split into 60% practical and 40% theoretical sessions, thus enhancing the learning by undertaking practical exercises related to operations of the survival craft. Candidates must therefore be fit to participate in all practical exercises.

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