- Students: 18
- Duration: 32 hours
Specialist in lifeboats, life rafts and rescue boats that are not fast rescue boats (VI / 2 p. 1, A-VI / 2 p. 1-4)
Purpose of the course: to provide professionals with experience on board ships who have not previously performed duties related to life-saving appliances with the necessary skills.
Objectives of the course: are reduced to the preparation of ship specialists to fulfill the duties assigned to the commanders of lifeboats, rafts, rescue boats, not related to high-speed ones. To do this, they will need:
– master the skills of organizing the use of ship rescue equipment;
– to clearly represent their tasks, duties and responsibilities in ensuring the safety of life in emergency situations at sea;
-to learn how to manage the ship’s life-saving appliances both in training mode and in operational mode.
The structure of the course is composed of two parts: theoretical and practical.
During the theoretical lessons, specialists in marine life-saving appliances will get acquainted with:
– tasks, duties and responsibilities within their competence;
– procedures and responsibilities in the event of a boat alarm;
– safety measures related to the operation of ship’s life-saving appliances;
– the design and equipment of life rafts, boats and restrictions on their equipment during operations;
– maintenance procedure;
-principles of survival;
– international rescue signals;
– the procedure for rescuing people from boats and rafts using a helicopter.
The practical part of the classes is designed to provide skills:
– command. They relate to all aspects of the use of ship’s life-saving appliances: preparation for launching, embarking people, launching and lifting boats and rafts on board, including, in case of significant sea waves, departure from the ship, approach to the side and under the hoist, distribution of food and water;
– the execution of priority actions that reduce the threat to survival to a minimum when the ship is abandoned;
– start-up and operation of engines of ship rescue equipment, ensuring the performance of maneuvering;
– guiding actions that ensure survival, taking into account the prevailing conditions and circumstances;
– use of communication facilities, including emergency ones (radio equipment – satellite EPIRBs, search and rescue transponders; pyrotechnic distress signals);
– providing first aid to victims.