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Introduction to Survival Craft
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Introduction to Survival Craft

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Embark on a comprehensive journey through our survival craft introduction course, meticulously designed to provide participants with vital knowledge on personal flotation devices, location aids, lifeboat equipment, search and rescue operations, TEMPSC, and practical hands-on sessions.


  • Timetable:6 hour(s)
  • Certification:Introduction to Survival Craft & Hook Mechanism
* , excl. VAT (If applicable) and including lunch, coffee / tea and course material

Course Overview

Dive into the intricacies of survival craft through engaging methods such as presentations, demonstrations, and practical exercises. Explore the critical components of personal flotation devices, learn about location aids like visual and audio signals, understand lifeboat equipment operation, and delve into search and rescue techniques.


Our course kicks off with an exploration of Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs), their storage, proper donning, and the significance of location aids, including visual, audio, and electronic signals. Navigate through the essentials of GMDSS, VHF Radio, and SART systems.

Lifeboat Equipment Operation

Unlock the mysteries of lifeboat equipment, from its location and storage to operational deployment. Learn the crucial steps of entering and strapping into a lifeboat, understand the tools and survival equipment onboard, and discover immediate actions upon boarding.

Search and Rescue (SAR)

Delve into dedicated SAR units operating offshore, utilizing air and marine resources. Explore various types of rescue operations, from surface to surface using vessels and Fast Rescue Crafts to air-to-surface operations involving helicopter hoisting and tether recovery.


Uncover the significance of Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft (TEMPSC), its location, primary/secondary roles, and key characteristics. Dive deep into mustering and launching procedures, understanding the T-Card System, and exploring different launching systems.

Practical Session

Participate in a hands-on practical session designed to reinforce your understanding of survival craft procedures. From mustering and donning life jackets to boarding and strapping into a TEMPSC, experience the correct actions during launching operations. Simulate real-life scenarios, ensuring you’re well-prepared for any emergency at sea.

Join FMTC M&A’s “Introduction to Survival Craft” training and enhance your skills in ensuring safety and preparedness at sea. Enroll now, and let the voyage into survival craft proficiency begin!

Use the “Book” button below to go to our booking form to book the course. In case of questions, you can call us on +31(0)85 – 130 74 61 or contact us via our contact form.

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