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1161 - Guidance On Training Fast Rescue Boats Launch And Recovery Teams And Boat Crews
Geldigheid:20-05-2005 t/m Status: Geldig vandaag

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Ref. T2/4.2                                                                                                                 MSC/Circ.1161

20 May 2005




1          TheMaritimeSafetyCommittee,atitseightiethsession(11to20May2005),approved amendmentstoPartAoftheSeafarer'sTraining,CertificationandWatchkeeping(STCW)Code for launching/recovery operations of fast rescue boats.


2          The  Committee  agreed  that  there  is  a  need  for  seafarers  involved  with  launching  and recovering  fast  rescue  boats  to  be  appropriately  trained  in  the  use  of  the  equipment  on  board. Theinitialonboardtrainingrequirementsofseafarersinvolvedwiththelaunchingandrecovery

of fast rescue boats are set out at annex 1.


3          The   Committee   also   agreed   that   limitations   of   shore-based   training   should   be supplementedbyregularonboardtraining.   Thistrainingwouldinclude,butnotbelimitedto, drills  when  weather  conditions  permit  such  exercises  to  be  carried  out  safely. The  ongoing trainingrequirementsforfastrescueboatlaunchandrecoveryteamsandboatcrewsaresetoutat annex 2.


4          Member  Governments  are  invited  to  bring  this  guidance  to  the  attention  of  shipping companies, shipowners, ship operators, shipmasters and all parties concerned.






Annex 1

Initial onboard training of seafarers involved with the launching and recovery of fast rescue boats


1          Every  person  involved  in  the  operation  of  launching  and  recovery  equipment  and appliancesoffastrescueboatsshouldberequiredtodemonstratecompetencetoundertakethe tasks and responsibilities which should include but not be limited to:


.1         assessment  of  the  readiness  of  fast  rescue  boats,  related  launch  equipment  and launch appliance as fitted, forimmediatelaunchandoperation;


.2         understand     the    operation     of    the    winch,     brakes,    falls,     painters,     motion compensation and other equipment as fitted;


.3         safety precautions during launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat; and


.4         procedures for launching and recovery offast rescue boat in varying conditions.


2          The  level  of  knowledge  of  the  tasks  and  responsibilities  detailed  above  should  be sufficient  to  enable  the  seafarer  to  perform  launching  and  recovering  duties  in  emergency situations.


3          Recordsshouldbekeptontheshiptoshowwhichcrewmembersareproficientinthe launch and recovery of fast rescue boats.







Annex 2

Ongoing training for fast rescue boat launch and recovery teams andboat crews


1          Every  person  involved  in  the  operation  of  launching  and  recovery  equipment  and appliancesoffastrescueboatsorisamemberofafastrescueboatteamshouldparticipatein regular  onboard  training  which  would  include,  but  not  be  limited  to,  drills  when  weather conditions permit such exercises to be carried out safely.


2          The factors listed below are to be taken into account when conducting drills:


.1         Thefrequencyandregularityoftrainingisimportantandasfarasisreasonable andpracticable,fastrescueboatsystemsandcrewsshouldbeexercisedweekly. The  interval  between  a  complete  launch  and  recovery  drill  should  not  exceed



.2         To  achieve  maximum  effectiveness  it  is  important  that  both  the  launch  and recoveryteam,andtheboatcrewareawareofthelimitationsoftheequipmentas fittedandareconfidentinitsuse.  Thiscanonlybeachievedbyongoingtraining in varying conditions.


.3         Soasnottoexposethefastrescueboatcrewtounduerisk,theMasters/operators ofships,inconjunctionwiththetrainers,shouldtakethefollowingintoaccount while undertaking training in the launch and recovery of such craft:


.3.1      Masterandpersoninchargeofthefastrescueboatshouldconsultpriorto any launch and give due consideration to:


.1         reliability, type and complexity ofthe fitted equipment;


.2         the  proven  level  of  expertise  of  the  fast  rescue  boat  crew  as demonstrated during exercises; and


.3         prevailing weather conditions.


3          Records  should  be  kept  on  the  ship  with  respect  to  fast  rescue  boat  training  on  board includingthedatesandtimeofdrills,operationalstatusoftheship,seaandweatherconditions, also together with names and duties ofthose participating in the drill.

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