Fast Rescue Craft (USCG)

Course Details

Fast Rescue Craft (USCG)

This US Coast Guard–approved course is designed to provide delegates with training in safe launch and recovery operations and rescue of personnel who have fallen overboard or are in peril at sea.

Fast Rescue Craft Training in Houston, Texas

The course covers boat handling, course-plotting, and search and rescue. If you are looking to advance your career in the field of emergency response and search and rescue operations, then you need to earn one of the certifications as proof of your knowledge and skills.

What Does Fast rescue craft mean?

The term “fast rescue craft” refers to a type of small boat that is used by the US Coast Guard for emergency response and search and rescue operations. These boats are designed to be highly maneuverable and able to reach difficult-to-access areas quickly, allowing them to evacuate individuals who are in danger or help rescue those who have fallen overboard.

For whom does Fast Rescue Craft Course For?

The course is designed for personnel who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of fast rescue craft. It aims to provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely launch and recover these craft, as well as to conduct search and rescue operations.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Boat handling
  • Course-plotting
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Launch and recovery operations

Learning Outcomes of Fast Rescue Craft Course

During this course, you will learn about:

  • The different types of fast rescue craft, their capabilities and limitations
  • How to safely operate fast rescue craft
  • Basic search and rescue procedures, including how to locate and rescue individuals who have fallen overboard
  • Best practices for launching and recovering fast rescue craft, including the importance of safety checks and maintenance
  • Strategies for responding effectively to emergency situations on the water

If you are interested in working with the US Coast Guard or other organizations that rely on fast rescue craft for emergency response and search and rescue operations, then this course is for you.

Whether you are new to the field or looking to further your knowledge and skills in this area, our expert instructors will provide you with everything you need to succeed.

Sign up today to get started!

Seafarer checking fast rescue craft

How is the Fast Rescue Craft Course Evaluated?

The course is evaluated using a variety of methods, including in-class assessments, practical exercises, and performance evaluations.

At the end of the course, you will be required to complete a written exam and demonstrate your competence in all key areas covered by the course.

In addition, you may also be asked to participate in an observation exercise or provide a detailed portfolio of your work.

Successful completion of the course will result in a certification that is recognized by employers and organizations around the world.

If you are serious about working in the field of fast rescue craft operations, then this course is an excellent choice for you. Sign up today to get started!

Proficiency in Fast Rescue Craft Training Certifications

The following two levels of proficiency are available in Fast Rescue Craft Training:

Operator Level

Equivalent to STCW Basic Safety Training or BST. required for those who will serve as crew on-board a Fast Rescue Craft.

Master Level

For those who will serve as the officer in charge of a Fast Rescue Craft. Requires at least one year of experience operating a Fast Rescue Craft.

If you are looking to advance your career in the field of emergency response and search and rescue operations, then earning one of these certifications is an excellent way to demonstrate your knowledge and skills.

To learn more about the Fast Rescue Craft Training Program, or to sign up for the course, contact us today.

Fast Rescue Craft Training Cost

The cost of the Fast Rescue Craft Training Program depends on a number of factors, including your location and chosen course level. To learn more about these costs and to find out about any available discounts or special offers, contact ABC Safety Solutions today.

We understand that choosing the right training program is an important decision, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about our program and help you get started on the path to success in this exciting field.

We believe that our Fast Rescue Craft Training Program is an excellent value, and we are confident that you will find it to be a valuable investment in your future.

Seafarers on a Fast Rescue Craft

Fast Rescue Craft Course Location

The Fast Rescue Craft Training Program is offered at our main office at 2313 W. Sam Houston Parkway N.Suite 141, Houston, Texas.

We also offer the course online, which allows you to complete the training at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home.

To learn more about our course offerings or to sign up for the Fast Rescue Craft Training Program, contact us today. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals!


Course Content

The syllabus focuses on:

  • Open Water rescue Concept
  • Rescue Preparations
  • Proper use of equipment
  • Teamwork for success
  • Makeup of rescue teams
  • Actions in person overboard scenarios
  • Control center team functioning
  • Search planning
  • Types of search patters
  • Plot and position
  • Setting up search procedures
  • Water entry and rescue swimming
  • Demobilizing equipment and making ready


3 days



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