Queen Mary 2, has twenty-two lifeboats which can carry 150 people per boat. There are also sixty life rafts, which can carry 37 people per raft, plus two fast rescue crafts. Queen Mary 2 carries 4400 people(3108 passengers and 1,292 crew). can all be rescued at sea in case of an emergency?
This course teaches preparation and maintenance of survival craft, embarkation of passengers and crew, launching survival craft, managing lifeboats and liferafts, using survival equipment, and saving the lives of those on board.
This course is designed to reflect the general requirements for Lifeboatman endorsements, under 46 CFR 12.407. This is for Seafarers at the entry-level to effectively carry out all the duties that may be required of a Lifeboatman.
The successful student will be eligible for a US Coast Guard STCW endorsement for Proficiency in Survival Craft as mandated by 1995 STCW Convention and satisfies the requirements of IMO STCW 1995, Competences Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 and follow the NVIC 04-14.
Survival craft and rescue boats: Liferafts, Lifeboats, Rescue boats, Marine evacuation systems, Maintenance and Inspections
Operation of survival craft: Stowage of survival craft, Survival craft embarkation, Survival craft launching, Survival craft recovery, Rescue boat embarkation, launching & recovery
Survival at sea: Muster list and emergency instructions, Manning of survival craft, Man-Overboard Procedures, Survival in the water, Helicopter operations, Boat work under oars
Personal LSA and Drills: Lifebuoys, Lifejackets, Immersion suits, Anti-exposure suits, Thermal protective aids, Emergency training and drills, Training manual
Communications: Two-way VHF radiotelephone apparatus, Search and rescue locating devices, Distress signals, Line throwing appliances, Alarm systems, Public address systems
Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.