Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other than Fast Rescue Boats

This course covers the mandatory requirements for the issue of a Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats, as specified in Regulation VI/2 Para.1, Section A-VI/2, Para.1-6, Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW 1978 as amended.
On successful completion of this course, the participants will acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to be able to carry out the following duties, before, during and after abandoning the ship. Maintenance of Life Saving Appliances on board, take charge of Survival Craft or Rescue Boat during and after launch, Operate survival craft engines, Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship,Use locating devices, communication equipment and signalling apparatus including pyrotechnics and give First Aid to survivors.

Course Intake Limitations

Maximum 24 students per course.
Practical training will be held in the CINEC Swimming Pool and the Ernst Peter Komrowski Survival Training Center in Kalutara.


All training and instructions will be delivered by properly qualified lecturers and instructors who have the qualifications specified in MSN 25/2016 issued by the Director General of Merchant Shipping, Merchant Shipping Secretariat, Sri Lanka.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

1 course per month(as per monthly schedule)


5 days

Entry Requirements

Participants for this course shall:

  • Be not less than 18 years at the time of commencement of the training programme
  • Have approved sea going service of not less than 12 months or have attended an approved pre-sea training course and have approved sea-going service of not less than 06 months
  • Have followed a Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques Course

All participants should have a valid medical certificate issued in accordance with STCWReg. 1/9, Section A-1/9.