The Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (FRB) course is designed in order to provide crew members designated with special rescue duties with sufficient training of fast rescue boats operation. It complies with table A-VI (2-2) STCW 1995 requirements and consists of the theoretical and extensive practical sessions.


Among the expected results of the Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (FRB) course are:

• Delegates show competence in launching and operating FRB;
• They are able to right a capsized fast rescue boat;
• Trainees manage to handle a FRB through rough weather conditions;
• Effective commutation is maintained between the boat and helicopter and/or a vessel;
• Delegates demonstrate knowledge of search and rescue procedures and patterns;
• Operate emergency appliances correctly;
• Trainees can rescue near-drowning person, perform the required first aid manipulations and transfer the casualty to a ship or helicopter.

Course content:

• Construction features and emergency equipment of a Fast Rescue Boat;
• Launching and recovering of FRB techniques;
• Righting a capsized FRB and re-boarding tactics;
• Handling FRB in case of extreme weather conditions;
• Signaling and communication equipment;
• Study of search patterns to use while operating a fast rescue boat;
• Rescue from water, transfer of the casualty to the safety;
• Operation of FRB engine;
• Safe towing of a lifeboat or life raft.

Assessment: Continual observation during practical exercises and written test summarizing theoretical part of the syllabus.

Target Audience: Crew members assigned to search and rescue duties with the use of fast rescue boats.

Pre-requisites: Medical Fitness Certificate and Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat other than Fast Rescue Boat (PSCRB) course certificate.

Duration: 23 days.

Validity: 5 years.

Training Centers Offering This Course

UK (8)

Billingham Cleveland, gb

Cromhall, Gloucestershire, gb

Dover Kent, gb

Fleetwood, Lancashire, gb

Hull, North Yorkshire, gb

Southampton, gb

USA (8)

Castine, Maine, us

Dania Beach, Florida (just south of Fort Lauderdale), us

Gig Harbor, Seattle, La Conner, Washington, us

Jacksonville, Fl, us

Lafayette, Louisiana, us

Robert, Louisiana, us

San Diego, CA, us

Traverse City, MI, us

The Netherlands (4)

Amsterdam, Den Oever, Maasvlakte, nl

Schiphol Amsterdam, Ijmuiden, Dordrecht, nl

Croatia (3)

Split/Sibenik, hr

Norway (3)

Isdalstø, Fedje, no

Tromsø, no

Belgium (2)
France (2)

Paris, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport, fr

Malaysia (2)

Johor, Pengerang, Miri, my

Cyprus (1)
Bulgaria (1)
Romania (1)
Nigeria (1)
Congo (1)
Portugal (1)
Mexico (1)

Ciudad de México, mx

Egypt (1)
Latvia (1)
Sweden (1)
Panama (1)
Estonia (1)
Kazakhstan (1)

Bautino, kz