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Proficiency in Fast Rescue Craft (FRC)

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Proficiency in Fast Rescue Craft (FRC)


To provide the delegate with the knowledge and skills needed in taking command of, and launching and handling of a fast rescue craft.

Target Group

Mariners and offshore personnel



Note: If an STCW endorsement is needed, a completed USCG/STCW Basic Training program is required. Delegates must be at least 18 years old and able to speak and read the English language.


Practical assessment is used for skills and a 25 question exam is taken with a minimum passing score of 70% requirement. If failed, the delegate has two more attempts at passing (different tests). If all three exams are failed, the delegate must retake the whole program over.

Course Contents

Upon completion of the course, the following topics will be covered:
> drills and crew training
> characteristics of FRCs
> FRC crew responsibilities
> personal protection equipment
> FRC handling
> FRC pre-operational checks
> launch and recovery
> performance drills on operation checks, launching and recovery, and basic handling
> compass introduction
> search crew responsibilities
> rescue crew briefing
> recovery of victims
> first aid considerations
> performance drills on compass, search patterns, rescue
> special situations
> location aids
> performance drills on towing, pacing, use of pyrotechnics
> knowledge and performance evaluations