The STCW Refresher Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSCRB-R) course is designed for seafarers who are required to perform survival craft operations during shipboard emergency response situations and need to refresh their certificate. Participants of this refresher course will be made competent or improve their competencies in operating life-saving appliances and taking charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during or after launch. They will also be able to operate a survival craft engine and manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Trainees will know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatus and pyrotechnics, how to apply first aid to survivors and the actions to take to preserve the lives of those in their charge.
The Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSCRB) is to provide the training for delegates, assigned as being coxswain on board ships, to launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations.
For admission to the PSCRB refresher course seafarers must be in the possession of:
- A valid approved medical certificate for seafarers.
- A valid initial PSCRB certificate in accordance with Section A-VI/2 paragraph 1 to 4, Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code 1978, as amended.
- A valid PSCRB Refresher certificate in accordance with Section A-VI/2 paragraphs 1 to 4, Table A-VI/2-1 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.