Project Description

Update Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (Other than Fast Rescue Boats)

(STCW A-VI/2-1)

Course Entry Requirements

  • Under the new STCW Convention and Code, updated proficiency training will be required every 5 years.
  • Seafarers who have a certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats and who have maintained the required standard of competence through onboard training and experience for all the competencies listed in the Self Declaration form (Annex C of MSN1865) are eligible for the Route 1 ½ Day training.

Please be advised that you may only attend the ½ day update training course if you are eligible to self declare. Please refer to MSN1865 to check your eligibility. If the specified onboard training has not been covered within the last 5 years then you will need to complete the full day UPSCRB course.


  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats certificate issued by any STCW country that the MCA accepts for the issue of a CEC
  • UK AB, Able Seafarer Deck (STCW II/4) Certificate
  • UK CEC
  • UK CoC (not including Master of Code Vessels)

Course Information

This course enables candidates to maintain the required standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats (other than fast rescue boats).

This is a 1 day course comprising of theory and practical sessions, both in the classroom and at our waterside facility. Candidates are required to undertake practical drills in handling inflatable rescue boats, life boats and life rafts to achieve the following learning objective:

  • Identify the dangers associated with the use of off-load and on-load release devices
  • Demonstrate the correct operation of off-load and on-load release devices, including the correct resetting of both types of release devices.
  • Identify and explain the correct operation of Fall Prevention/Secondary Safety Devices or their equivalent.
  • Safely operate a survival craft engine.
  • Safely take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
  • Safely manage survivors and survival craft or rescue boat after abandoning ship.
  • Rig and use locating devices including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
  • Apply first aid to survivors.
  • Describe the management of injured persons.

For candidates that have previously completed the Advanced Sea Survival course, please refer to MCA notice MIN533 for guidance on your requirements.

Course Details


Update Training


1 Day


MCA Approved


£ 230 (inc VAT)

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