Course Schedules

The one-week Proficiency in Survival Craft course is designed to meet the requirements of the Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code. Topics covered in this course include: safety guidelines, emergency procedures, launching and recovering of survival craft, radio lifesaving appliances, operation of a lifeboat engine, CPR and first aid. Lab work will consist of working with radio lifesaving appliances, operating a lifeboat diesel engine, righting an inverted liferaft, and launching, maneuvering, and recovering a lifeboat.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: To participate in this course, you must be physically "Fit for Duty". A swimsuit will be needed for the pool-related activities of this class. Non-swimmers or poor swimmers should prepare for this class before arriving at the school. Failure to perform these elements will prevent you from earning certification.

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Proficiency in Survival Craft (MEBAMD-372) course will satisfy the Survival Craft training requirements of Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 12.10-3(a)(6) for any endorsement as Lifeboatman; AND if presented within one year of the completion of training, the written and practical examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.10-5 for a Lifeboatman endorsement and the written “Survival Craft” examination requirements for service on vessels not equipped with lifeboats.