Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat - Other Than a Fast Rescue Boat



Course Objective

This course provides training to ensure that participants are able to launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat (other than a fast rescue boat), operate the survival craft engine, manage survivors and use locating devices.

Course Outline

Introduction & Safety, Abandon Ship drill procedures, Survival Craft (Lifeboat, Life craft), Launching arrangements, Evacuation and recovery of Lifeboat, Action to be taken when clear of ships Lifeboat engine practical, Rescue Boat OBM, Handling Survival craft and rescue boat in rough weather, Actions to be taken when aboard a survival craft, Methods of Helicopter rescue, Hypothermia, Radio Equipment, Medical First Aid, Drills in launching life craft, Drills in launching and recovering lifeboat.

Suitable for

Deck and Engine Cadets for the issue of CoC3 and CoC5 respectively.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have basic working knowledge of English, have at least 6-months sea service, basic knowledge of ship terminology and be physically and medically fit for strenuous training activity, including entry into water from a height.

Funding Incentives

1. MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants. Please refer to for information.

2. SkillsFuture Credit (SFC);
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Applicant via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

With effect from 19 May 2017, individuals who opted to use their SFC are required to submit their SFC claim under the pay-to-Training Provider (TP) mode. SSG will disburse SFC payments directly to TPs after the claim has been approved. TPs will collect nett fees from individuals, after deducting the SFC claim amount.


Singapore Maritime Academy will issue Result Slip which has to be exchanged for a Certificate of Proficiency from MPA, Singapore (STCW 2010 VI/2).



Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm

c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

3. Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses - [email protected]
All other Courses [email protected]

For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund


  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.


Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.

Application Procedure

Date of Course:

1.  27 to 30 September 2017


Registration Period

17 July to 11 September 2017

Registration may be closed once the seats are filled up.


Duration: 4 Days

Time: 8.30am to 7.30pm

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic, SCDF


$690 (exclude gst)

Please see Funding Incentives for more information


For Course Specific details
Course Coordinator:

Capt Sahwan Osman
Email: [email protected]



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