Lifeboat / Water Survival


This course helps mariners develop the required knowledge and application skills for water survival including launch, use and recovery of survival craft, and the proper use of survival equipment. Additionally, students learn the procedures necessary to take charge and maintain a survival craft and protect embarked personnel while on board.

Applicants completing our 37-hour Proficiency in Survival Craft/Personal Survival Techniques course satisfy:
(1) the Survival Craft training requirements of Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code;-AND-(2) the training requirements of 46 CFR 12.10-3(a)(6) for any endorsement as Lifeboatman, PROVIDED that sea service requirements are also met;-AND-(2) if presented WITHIN 1 YEAR of the completion of training, the written and practical examination requirements of 46 CFR12.10-5 for a Lifeboatman endorsement(exam module 481xx) and the written “Survival Craft” examination requirements for service on vessels not equipped with lifeboats (exam module 441xx or 706xx),-AND-(3) the Personal Survival Techniques training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table AVI/1-1 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR10.205(l)(1).