Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman

We have our own roller track gravity davit onsite! This means frequent classes to help fit your schedule.

This 32-hour Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman course teaches you the practical and procedural aspects of survival craft. You will be trained how to launch/recover a Lifeboat using a gravity davit, and you will actively take part in this hands-on process.

The best part for you- This is an “in lieu of exam” course, which means taking all the USCG exams and assessments with us in a relaxed and familiar setting. Completion of this course satisfies the written and practical requirements for any endorsement as Lifeboatman, provided that sea service requirements are met.

Special Note- This course is most frequently completed in conjunction with the Able Seaman course and Basic Safety Training.

The Scuttlebutt:

Any applicant who has successfully completed our 32-hour Proficiency In Survival Craft course will satisfy the Survival Craft training requirements of Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR12.10-3(a)(6) for any endorsement as Lifeboatman; AND if presented within one year of the completion of training, the written and practical examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.10-5 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).

I found every aspect of the course to be well organized and well done! Overall a very well done presentation, thanks for making the training experience enjoyable.

– Virbil R.