Passenger ships of 500GT and over shall carry at least one rescue boat on each side of the ships
At least one of rescue boats on a ro-ro passenger ship with a length of 6m and a top speed of at least 20 knots
Cargo ships shall carry at least one rescue boat.
This course is designed to reflect the general requirements for Lifeboatman – Limited endorsements, under 46 CFR 12.409. This is for Seafarers at the entry-level to effectively carry out all the duties that may be required of a Lifeboatman, taking charge of a rescue boat, liferaft, or other lifesaving apparatus during and after launch.
The examination for this endorsement will involve liferafts, rescue boats, and other survival craft except lifeboats, including the clearing away, launching, and handling of rescue craft, except lifeboats; and the operation and functions of launching devices for rescue boats and survival craft other than lifeboats.
Successful candidates will be eligible for a US Coast Guard STCW endorsement as PSC-Limited as mandated by 1995 STCW Convention and satisfies the requirements of IMO STCW 1995 and NVIC 04-14
Lifebuoys, Lifejackets, Immersion suits, Anti-exposure suits, Thermal protective aids, Emergency training and drills, Training manual
Liferafts and rescue boats
Liferafts, Rescue boats, Marine evacuation systems
Survival craft operations
Stowage of survival craft, Survival craft embarkation, Survival craft launching, Survival craft recovery, Rescue boat embarkation, launching, recovery
Techniques of 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
Search and rescue equipment
Two-way VHF radiotelephone apparatus, Search and rescue locating devices, Distress signals, Line throwing appliances, Alarm systems, Public address systems
Compass work, Knots, Bends ,Hitches, Splicing, Whippings
Elementary First aid
Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.