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Fast Rescue Boat Operator (FRB)

Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) is designed for those working in the Offshore and Maritime Industry and charged with the responsibility of operating and crewing a Fast Rescue Boat.

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This course introduces participants to the techniques, methods and problems associated with the launch, operation and recovery of fast rescue boats including rescue techniques for personnel in the water. It meets the requirements of the International Maritime Organisations (IMO) model course “1:24 Proficiency In Fast Rescue Boats”.

Course Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Maintain the fast rescue boat for operations
  • Prepare fast rescue boat and crew for operations
  • Take charge of a fast rescue boat
  • Respond to boat, equipment and crew emergencies or malfunctions
  • Locate and retrieve casualties
  • Recover the fast rescue boat
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Monday 18 March, 2019Tuesday 19 March, 2019FremantleBook Now
Monday 15 April, 2019Tuesday 16 April, 2019FremantleBook Now
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There are no pre-requisites for this course, however to receive an AMSA certificate, participants must hold a certificate of proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats.

Participants must be fit to undertake the physical components of the training and will be asked to sign a medical declaration upon registration.


On successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Maritime personnel will be issued with a certificate showing compliance with the requirements of the STCW Convention, as amended.


Participants must bring a swimming costume.

Overalls, boots and shoes for wet and dry practical exercises are provided together with towels for showers. Lockers are also available.

For the in-class session, clean casual clothing is required and covered footwear is essential (no high heels). It is requested that where possible jewellery is not to be worn and valuables not brought to the centre.

IFAP holds no responsibility for lost or stolen valuables. We also recommend that participants do not wear contact lenses (or glasses) in the pool, therefore suitable containers should be brought to store lenses.