Calamity training (specialist)
Everyone who is designated to act as a crew member of a Fast Rescue Craft at an offshore mining
Training the delegate in the theory and practice of determining the state of readiness, launching,
taking on board a man overboard, and handling of the FRC boats in use by the mining companies,
and the performance of rescue operations with these FRC boats.
- Check the state of maintenance and readiness of the FRC boat.
- Basic concepts of good seamanship, determine a course and steer by compass, and operate the equipment on board the FRC boat.
- Recovery and transport of a victim from the water.
- The execution of all procedures associated with launching, recovery and Man Overboard rescue operations.
- Take command in all situations that may arise concerning the rescue of persons who have fallen overboard.
- Apply a search pattern with navigational aids e.g. compass, PLB, homing device, GPS equipment.
- Participating in a capsize drill. (Note: only needed during the basic training).
The efficient execution of all techniques mentioned in the learning targets.
Conditions for practical exercises:
Maximum 3 delegates per instructor and a minimum of 2 instructors per exercise.
Conditions for participation:
Offshore Medical certificate.
Basic course = 2 ½ days.
Refresher course = 1 day.
Two (2) years.
The basic course could be given as an integral part of course 2.7 (C or F) by which the total course
duration will cover 4 days.
A certificate of proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats, other than fast rescue boats, based
on the STCW-78, as amended, could be accepted provided that the date of issue of the certificate
is less than 2 years before enrolling in the refresher course