Introduction to Survival Craft


The Introduction to Survival Craft course is designed for offshore workers. It provides basic training for candidates in the launching and recovery of double fall lifeboats, take charge of a survival craft in emergency situations, basic boat-handling skills and routine pre-launch and post-use inspection and maintenance.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Introduction to Survival Craft course, the trainee will be able to:

  • Operate davit to launch and recover lifeboat
  • Take charge of a lifeboat during and after launch
  • Operate a lifeboat engine
  • Command lifeboat using magnetic compass
  • Manage survivors and lifeboat after abandoning ship
  • Use locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatus and pyrotechnics
  • Stream a drogue or sea-anchor
  • Operate lifeboat equipment

Additional Information

Course Length: 6 hrs

Course Required By: Best Practice

Prerequisites : This course is intended to provide introductory training for personnel to launch and take charge of a lifeboat in emergency situations. There are no particular educational requirements. All trainees must be certified by a doctor to be in good health.

Performance Task: Students shall perform all hands-on exercises.

Retraining: As per company requirements.

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