D18 - Certificate in Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
This course has been designed to meet the requirements of STCW section VI/2-2 and is based on the guidelines of the IMO Model Course 1.24.
After successful completion of the course, a trainee will be competent to handle and take charge of such boats during or after launch in adverse weather and sea conditions. They will also be able to operate a fast rescue boat engine.
Trainees will know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signalling equipment between the rescue boat and a helicopter and the ship; and how to carry out search patterns.
Course is open to all seafarers who are designated to take charge of a fast rescue boat.