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Overview top

Course summary:

5 day course

Course content:

  • Musters, drills and abandonment.
  • Types and operation of craft, their equipment and davits.
  • Practical boat handling (oars and power)
  • Man overboard.
  • Casual handling.

Qualifications achieved:

STCW 95 Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat

Entry Requirements top

For the issue of a Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats, you must:

(a) Be at least 18 years of age;

(b) Already hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code A-VI/1-1);

(c) Successfully complete MCA-approved training in PSC & RB, meeting the standard of competence in Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code;

(d) Have completed at least 6 months’ approved seagoing service.


At MOST we require that all students attending the PSC&RB course must have completed the PST course prior to attending the PSC&RB course.

Assessment top

Continuous assesment by observation of learning outcomes and final practical and oral examination by MCA approved examiner.

Professional Opportunities top

Merchant Navy personnel wishing to qualify for AB certificate or first Certificate of Competency.

Further Information top

To apply:

Telephone the Marine Booking Centre on 0191 427 3772 or email

Dates & Fees

Start End 19+ Full Cost
24/2/2020 28/2/2020 £720.00£720.00*
28/10/2019 1/11/2019 £720.00£720.00*
4/11/2019 8/11/2019 £720.00£720.00*
9/12/2019 13/12/2019 £720.00£720.00*
16/12/2019 20/12/2019 £720.00£720.00*
6/1/2020 10/1/2020 £720.00£720.00*
23/3/2020 27/3/2020 £720.00£720.00*
20/4/2020 24/4/2020 £720.00£720.00*
27/4/2020 1/5/2020 £720.00£720.00*
5/5/2020 8/5/2020 £720.00£720.00*
11/5/2020 15/5/2020 £720.00£720.00*
15/6/2020 19/6/2020 £720.00£720.00*
*Fee for non-UK residents
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