D17 - Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat
Scope (Target audience):
D17 - Proficiency in survival craft course has been designed to meet the requirements of STCW section A-V1/2 and is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 1.23.
Course is open to all seafarers who are designated to take charge of different types of survival craft.
After successful completion of D17 - Proficiency in survival craft course the trainee will be able to demonstrate competency to launch lifeboat in heavy weather, abandon ship drill procedures and scenarios.
Introduction and safety
Survival craft and rescue boats
Evacuation and recovery of survival craft and rescue boats
Actions to take when clear of the ship
Lifeboat engine and accessories
Rescue boat outboard engine
Handling survival craft and rescue boats in rough weather
Actions to take when aboard a survival craft
Methods of helicopter rescue
Drills in launching and recovering boats
Drills in launching life rafts
Drills in launching and recovering rescue boats
Practical exercises and evaluation
Identification card or passport
2 passport size-colored photographs
6 months certified sea service