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Survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats. BLENDED LEARNING METHOD

This course has been designed for Captains and Bridge and Engine Room Officers:

- Passenger vessels.

- Merchant ships with a gross tonnage greater than 75 GT.

- Fishing vessels over 20 metres in length.

As well as all onboard personnel that have been assigned responsibilities in handling survival craft and rescue boats.


Train students to obtain the Certificate of Survival Craft and rescue Boats other than fast rescue boats according to amended STCW/78 Convention.

Law: Amended STCW/78 Convention. Rule VI/2.1 STCW Convention, section A-VI/2; Table A-VI/2-1 Code.

Orden FOM/2296/2002  September 4, 2002.

The Jovellanos Center is homologated by the DGMM Resolution of June 16, 2003.



This method combines the online delivery of theoretical knowledge with face-to-face practical training.

It complies with the Resolution of the Directorate General of the Merchant Marine of 13 April 2020, which authorises the delivery of theoretical knowledge through distance and online learning systems during the state of alarm imposed under Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March.


Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launching.

Operate the motor of a survival craft.

Organise the survivors and the survival craft after abandoning the ship.

First aid: The first aid module is fully delivered face-to-face in the classroom.

Practical training:

Survival craft and life raft equipment. Hydrostatic release mechanism.

Procedures for launching survival craft.

Safely recovering survival craft.

Start-up and operate the motor of lifeboats and rescue boats.

Handle a survival craft and use of its equipment.

Use of survival suits and thermal protective aids.

Towing a life raft. Pulling people out of the sea.

Use radio equipment, signalling equipment and flares.

First aid practical exercises.


This course is part of the Jovellanos Centre’s virtual platform, which can be accessed from any location, providing a useful and dynamic learning experience, and a completely customized learning process.


The course consists of 26 certified teaching hours delivered over 3 weeks on the virtual campus, plus two face-to-face training sessions at the Jovellanos Centre.


Valid for 5 years.