Course Schedules

This 4-day curriculum is based upon and meets the requirements set forth by USCG and STCW Table A-VI/2-2. Topics include both classroom and hands-on training in: basic high and low speed operations, in water victim recovery and transport, running alongside another vessel underway and riding a sea painter, open water search patterns, launch and recovery procedures, stern and side towing, re-righting a capsized FRB (several methods), sponson and valve repair, emergency repair, use of communication and emergency equipment, operations in heavy weather and breaking seas, and engine familiarization and operations.

Note: Members holding a "Not Fit for Duty" slip are not eligible to take this course.


Course Capacity: 6 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students will be required to pass both a written exam and practical assessments in the areas set forth above. Students will, however, be required to swim without assistance and/or floatation devices. A swimsuit is required, and sun protective clothing and lotion are strongly suggested.

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed our Fast Rescue Boat (MEBAMD-193) course will satisfy:

  • The Fast Rescue Boat training requirements of 46 CFR 12.617(a)(3); AND
  • The Fast Rescue Boat standards of competence required by 46 CFR 12.617(a)(4); STCW Code Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-2, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 05-14 (Ch-1) all Tasks.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed "Task Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.