Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats

The aim of this course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations how to:

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch. Operate a survival craft engine. Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship. Use locating devices, including communication, and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics. Apply first aid to survivors.

Duration: 4 days.

Training Centre: St James Hotel, Grimsby, DN31 1XZ, Lincolnshire.

Fee: £470.00 exc VAT (inc lunch and refreshments).

Discounted room rates for all learners

Room only £40 / night.

Room with B&B £48 / night.

Course Dates 2023







Entry Requirements (pre-requisites):

Before commencing training, trainees must be at least 16 years of age and have received approved or recognised training in Personal Survival Techniques or equivalent (equivalent training includes `Basic Sea Survival’ and a Royal Navy Survival course).

Training may be undertaken by individuals who have not achieved the sea service requirement of a minimum six months, but the certificate will not be awarded until proof of completion of six months sea service has been provided.

If there is any doubt as to an individual’s ability to participate in such exercises C Force Marine Ltd reserves the right to request an ENG1 medical certificate, or equivalent, as an indicator of fitness.

As per MCA requirements delegates or companies booking on behalf of delegates must ensure that one of the below forms of personal identification is available and to be presented at course registration:


Discharge Book (or equivalent National document recording a person’s sea service)

National I.D. Card.