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

Course Details
4 Days

8.30am to 7.30pm

PolyMarina, 50 West Coast Ferry Road

Course Objectives
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. Medical Fitness Report is required. (Please download the medical form here)

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

Course Fees payable: 

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRs Singapore Citizens Others
Non-SME sponsored 1Sponsored by SME 2Aged 40 and above
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME ” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here. 

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

Important Dates
Date of course:
29 March 2021 to 1 April 2021

Registration Period

28 Dec 2020 to 20 March 2021 

Registration may be closed once seats are filled up. 


Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
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

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here

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. 

For course specific details:
Course Coordinator

Capt Sahwan Osman

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