PFRB: Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

The Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (PFRB) is a practical training course for seafarers who are required to take charge of a fast rescue boat and any crew on a Merchant Navy vessel who make up part of the FRB crew.

Approved by Liberian Registry

PFRB: Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

฿42,950.00 3 days

Course Overview

The programme provides a combination of classroom theory sessions and practical boat operations on open water. Upon completion of the course, delegates should be able to demonstrate competence to:

• Take charge of a fast rescue boat during and after launch
• Right a capsized fast rescue boat
• Use communication and signalling equipment between the fast rescue boat, a helicopter and a ship
• Carry out search patterns
• Use the emergency equipment carried
• Recover a casualty from the water and transfer to a rescue helicopter, or to a ship or place of safety

Who should attend

All seafarers assigned to Fast Rescue Craft duties.
Career Applications – Mariners and Merchant Navy who are part of the Fast Rescue Boat Crew

Aims & Objectives

The course aims to provide knowledge and skills necessary to safely and competently launch, maneuver and recover an FRC.

Physical and Stressful Demands

Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Standard may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.


Valid in-date STCW10 Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (PSCRB) Certificate.
Valid in-date medical or fitness to work certificate (Valid within 12 months).

Course Outline

Acquire competence in the theory and practice of the following:

  • Craft description and checks
  • Crew responsibilities
  • Launch and recovery
  • Helicopter recovery
  • General handling skills
  • Crew dress and equipment
  • Capsize procedures
  • Man overboard procedures
  • Search patterns
  • Casualty handling


On successful completion of the course, participants will receive an STCW10 PFRB certificate approved by the Liberian Registry, the world’s largest quality registry. Certificate validity is five (5) years.


Written & Practical Assessment


Coffee Breaks, Lunch, Handouts, Local Transportation

Schedule, Class Size, Locations

Weekly Schedule:

Min/Max Class Size:


  • Laemchabang near Pattaya
  • Songkhla, South Thailand.