Proficiency in Survival Craft (STCW)

Course Details

Proficiency in Survival Craft (STCW)

This course is meant to teach people the necessary procedures for commanding the launch and handling of a survival craft during an emergency evacuation or abandonment.

STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat entails a combination of conceptual and applied experience, with an emphasis on davit launch and recovery.

Anyone who is a navigator or a member of the lifeboat crew on board, including the rescue boat, is eligible.

Proficiency in Survival Craft Training in Houston, Texas

The “Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats” (PSCRB) course provides vital information and training to seafarers who are required to take command of a survival craft or a rescue boat, other than quick rescue boats, in emergency situations.

What does STCW mean?

STCW (Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) is an international convention that establishes qualifications for seafarers.

All seafarers must take the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) course.

You’ll need this credential if you want to work as personnel on seagoing ships.

For whom does Survival Craft Proficiency Training For?

The STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (PSCRB) course is designed for anyone who will be a member of a ship’s rescue boat crew or a commercial vessel’s core crew.

Survival craft officer on survival boat

Learning Outcomes of Survival Craft Proficiency Training

Students should be able to show the following by the end of the course:

  • Take responsibility for a rescue boat or a survival craft during and after launch
  • Ensure the safety of survivors and their vessels after abandoning the ship
  • Proficiency in using devices such as pyrotechnics and communications
  • Ensure the well-being of those who have survived by administering emergency care.

How is the Survival Craft Proficiency Training Evaluated?

A test will be administered to determine the student’s level of proficiency in Survival Craft Proficiency Training.

Survival Craft Proficiency Training Certifications

After the exam, those who pass the STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat certification will receive their certificate.

The certification is valid for five years after successful completion of the course.

Survival Craft Proficiency Training Cost

ABC Safety Solutions is thrilled to provide this valuable training at a reasonable rate. Our professional trainers ensure that trainees are well-prepared for any scenario.

Learn more about our Survival Craft Proficiency Training by contacting us today!

Survival Craft Proficiency Training Location

We give training at our learning facility located at 2313 W Sam Houston Pkwy N Water Feature, Houston, TX 77043, Suite 141.

Course Content

The syllabus focuses on:

  • Drills and Crew Training
  • Abandonment
  • Survival
  • Rescue
  • Location Aids
  • Helicopter Safety
  • Performance drills with PFD’s
  • Performance drills with immersion suits

In water survival skills:

  • Helicopter underwater egress drills
  • Lifeboat characteristics and equipment
  • Lifeboat davits, winches and releasing mechanisms
  • Task during abandonment
  • Actions after abandonment
  • Boat handling and seamanship
  • Recovery of lifeboats
  • Performance drills in launching, operating and recovery of lifeboats
  • Rescue boat operations
  • Rowing lifeboat commands and operations
  • Performance drills in rowing operations
  • First Aid
  • Knowledge and Performance evaluations


The duration of the training is four days.

Lifeboat training, or “Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats” (PSCRB), is designed to prepare crew members in the event of an emergency onboard that necessitates evacuation or rescue of a crew member who has fallen overboard.

This type of training is a mixture of hands-on and theoretical learning, imparting critical skills to individuals who are entrusted with boarding vessels in the event of an emergency.


Trainees must be at least 16 years old and have had approved or recognized Personal Survival Techniques or comparable instruction before starting training.

Individuals who have not completed the required six months of sea duty may participate in training, but the certificate will not be issued until proof of completion of the required six months of sea service is submitted.

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