(2.7) C (Conventional lifeboat and/or capsule)
(2.7) F (Free-Fall lifeboat)
(2.7) C and F (Conventional and Free-Fall lifeboat)
Each offshore mining installation which is manned, either permanently or temporarily, is provided with one or more survival craft, which allow persons on board to abandon the installation in case of emergency.
The survival craft can be either of the conventional type, i.e. a lifeboat or capsule lowered by falls or a lifeboat of the free-fall type. Training shall be provided to those persons who are designated as coxswain(s) handling the survival craft.
Calamity training (specialist).
Persons designated as coxswain of survival craft (Conventional lifeboat/capsule or Free-fall lifeboat).
Training of delegates in the preparation, launching and handling of a survival craft in use at an offshore mining installation.
- Maintaining the survival craft in an operational condition.
- Contributing to/carrying out drills.
- Reacting to alarms.
- Preparing the survival craft for launching.
- Boarding of passengers.
- Launching the survival craft.
- Navigating the survival craft and moving to a safe zone.
- Communicating by radio and/or other means.
- Ensuring safety of passengers.
- Disembarking of passengers to a safe place.
Note: Depending on the duration of the course, the Conventional lifeboat/capsule as well as the Free-fall lifeboat or the whole range will be included in the teaching programme.
The efficient performance of all techniques mentioned in the learning targets, including at least one freefall for the Coxswain of the F (free-fall boat) during the basic training consisting of:
- Execution of all operations necessary for launching, the use of the “simul-drop” is allowed.
- One free fall, passenger launching allowed.
Conditions for practical exercises:
Maximum 6 delegates per boat.
Duration of the course:
Three (3) days, when taken in combination with course 2.3 (Coxswain Fast Rescue Craft), it should be four (4) days.
The duration of the refresher course is as follows:
- One (1) day when the programme either includes the Conventional lifeboat/capsule, or only the Free-fall lifeboat
- One and a half (1½) days when the course includes both the conventional lifeboat/capsule as well as the free-fall lifeboat.
For delegates who have taken the basic and/or refresher course in only one type of survival craft e.g. 2.7(C) conventional, and subsequently are faced with another type of survival craft e.g. (F) free-fall system, are allowed to enrol in the refresher course of the 2.7b (F) which will take 1 day, or 1½ when faced with both types. This will avoid re-doing the common part of both the basic 2.7aC and 2.7aF.
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 course.
Condition for participation:
Offshore Medical certificate.
Two (2) years.