STCW Updated Proficiency In Fast Rescue Boats (U-PFRB) – Route 1 Course Overview
The STCW Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (U-PFRB) training is a practical training course for seafarers who are required to take charge of a fast rescue boat and any crew on a Merchant Navy vessel who make up part of the FRB crew. The update training is specifically for those who already hold a Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (PFRB) certificate (Basic or Revalidation) issued within the preceding 5 years.
Update training is to be undertaken, in line with the above regulations, by seafarers holding a Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate and have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form (Annex D). Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved update training course.
- FRB maintenance and contingency repairs.
- Pre-use checks of FRB and PPE.
- Briefing crew for recovery duties.
- Recover a casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.
- Undertake waterborne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
- Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment and then reboarding FRB.
- Candidates must hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (PFRB) issued within the preceding 5 years
- Where this onboard training and experience is undertaken, a self-declaration form (Annex D) must be signed confirming that all the requirements have been met in order to attend the