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Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

About this course

  This course is designed for crew who have a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (STCW) certificate and some experience of using fast rescue boats. 

The programme offers a combination of classroom theory sessions and practical boat operations on the River Hamble and the Solent. Upon completion of the course, delegates should be able to demonstrate competence to:

  • Take charge of a fast rescue boat during and after launch
  • Right a capsized fast rescue boat
  • Handle a fast rescue boat in prevailing weather and sea conditions
  • Use communication and signalling equipment between the fast rescue boat, a helicopter and a ship
  • Carry out search patterns
  • Use the emergency equipment carried
  • Recover a casualty from the water and transfer to a rescue helicopter, or to a ship or place of safety.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Tuesday 22 January 2019 Yes £1025 Book
Tuesday 12 February 2019 Yes £1025 Book
Tuesday 2 April 2019 Yes £1025 Book
Wednesday 8 May 2019 Yes £1025 Book
Tuesday 16 July 2019 Yes £1025 Book

Course information

Next available date

Tuesday 22 January 2019


3 days






Theoretical and practical exercises.


  • PSCRB certificate.

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