NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship

SCRB-X3.1 Handling survival craft in rough weather

Condition Behavior Standard

In a lifeboat in the water,

the candidate commands the lifeboat in the following:

  1. get underway;
  2. steer by compass;
  3. turn to port;
  4. turn to starboard;
  5. stop; and 6. go astern.


The assessment is only for an endorsement as PSC. Mariners holding endorsements as PSC-Limited who wish to increase the scope of the endorsement to PSC should complete these assessments.

The candidate ensures that:

  1. Commands are issued in proper sequence;
  2. Straight courses are ± 6° of the direction given by the examiner; and
  3. Oarsmen carry out commands together.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 04-14 Task 3.1.A , MMA students must:

  • Pass MMA Course LB‑0201 STCW Lifeboatman Qualifications
  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment SCRB-2 Launch, board and recover survival craft.