The STCW Refresher Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats course complies to the guidelines of the STCW Code 1978, as amended. With this training seafarers refresh their skills and knowledge to perform their role as a coxswain of a Fast Rescue Boat in case of emergency situations at sea.
In the PFRB refresher delegates train their competencies to handle and take charge of a fast rescue boat during and after launch in adverse weather and sea conditions.
The training includes repetition of the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling equipment between the rescue boat and helicopter and ship and performing search patterns in case of a man overboard situation.
The Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (PFRB) is to provide training for all seafarers who are assigned as coxswain of a fast rescue boat.
For admission to the course and receiving a PFRB certificate, seafarers must be in the possession of a valid medical certificate for seafarers.
There are two options to prove the admission requirements;
- the seafarer must have a valid initial PFRB certificate in accordance with Section A-VI/2 paragraphs 7 to 10, Table A-VI/2-2 of the STCW Code 1978, as amended;
- the seafarer must have a valid PFRB-R certificate in accordance with Section A-VI/2 paragraphs 7 to 10, Table A-VI/2-2 of the STCW Code 1978, as amended.
- the seafarer must be in the possession of a valid Certificate of Competence (CoC) in combination with a valid seaman’s book as a prove of 1 year sea time over the last 5 years.
The certificate is valid for 5 years.