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Sea School’s USCG approved Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboatman) course was developed to fulfill the requirements of the STCW Code. The course provides classroom and hands-on training in the use of lifeboats, life rafts and survival gear.  Successful completion of this course meets STCW requirements for students applying for a Merchant Mariner Document endorsement as PSC.

The purpose of this course is to provide training for mariners to launch and take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat in emergency situations.

Prerequisites for this course:

  • 180 days of sea service

Subjects covered in this course:

  • Safety
  • Emergency Situations
  • Survival
  • Helicopter Rescue
  • Survival Craft & Rescue Boats
  • Launching Arrangements
  • Lifeboat Engine & Accessories
  • Evacuation
  • Signaling Equipment & Pyrotechnics
  • Actions to Be Taken When Aboard a Survival Craft
  • Drills in Launching & Recovering Boats
  • Launching & Handling Survival Craft in Rough Weather
  • Radio Equipment
  • Drills in Launching Liferafts

Other Requirements:

  • Physical
  • Drug Screen
  • TWIC Card
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