Course code
Validity certificate
5 years
Course duration
1 day
Course price (excl. VAT)

Intended for

Crew members of Fast Rescue Boats on a vessel,


Training the participant in the theory and practice of determining the state of readiness, launching, taking on board and handling of the Fast Rescue Boats. The performance of rescue operations with these boats.

Course content

  • Basic concept of good seamanship, determine a course and steer by compass and operate the equipment on board the vessel.
  • Check the state of maintenance and readiness of the fast rescue boat.
  • The execution of all procedures associated with the launching, carrying out of rescue activities and taking on board the vessel.
  • Take command in all situations that arise concerning the rescue of a person who have fallen overboard.
  • Sail search patterns.
  • Bring a drowning person on board and transport this person.
  • Use communications and signalling equipment to communicate with a rescue helicopter and a ship.
  • Towing survival craft or live raft.

Course details

Prerequisite training
The course participant must be in the possession of a valid certificate of the Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats, STCW A-VI/ 2-2. This certificate may not be older than 5 years at the start of the refresher course.
Medical requirement(s)
The course participant must be in the possession of a valid seafarers medical certificate. On the first course day you must submit a copy of the medical certificate upon arrival.
Course language
Maximum No. of participants
Additional information
This course is also scheduled in combination with other STCW refresher courses. See our overview for possibilities.
Registration costs (excl. VAT)

Start dates

For course dates, please contact the DHTC booking office, Phone: +31 (0)223 - 62 50 70 or