Safety Boat Training - The MCA Code of Practice for Open Rescue Boats (Under 15mts)

With the introduction of MGN 466 in 2014 all Rescue Boat Helmsmen are now required to be trained as a minimum standard.
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Please Note

The Commercial Safety Boat Training MCA's Marine Guidance Note (MGN 466) Commercial Safety Boat Training  does not apply to rescue boats carried on ships as part of their Life Saving Appliances required under SOLAS or national regulations.

Rescue Boat Helmsmen are now required to be trained as a minimum to the following recognised standards:

  • MCA Elementary First Aid or equivalent 
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 (with 12 months relevant experience) or any other standard which is MCA approved 
  • Basic Sea Survival 
  • RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities 
  • Medical Fitness 34 Certificate 
  • RYA Advanced or higher (as applicable) 
  • VHF DSC Short Range Certificate 
In addition to the above, all Helmsmen who may operate during the hours of darkness, should also be trained to the the RYA Advanced Power Boat Certificate level or higher, and hold a minimum of 12 months relevant experience
Rescue Centres and Independent lifeboat crews should also ensure that crew members also hold an approved MCA Elementary First Aid Certificate, or equivalent before being able to serve aboard a Rescue Boat.
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To attend the RYA Advanced Powerboat course as a prerequisite you must hold and be in date for First Aid and hold a VHF Short Range Certificate (DSC) or higher.
Here at Boatability we really look forward to running the Commercial Safety Boat Training courses because like you we have to be able to operate to the highest level of boating expertise, which certainly keeps us on our toes. An example of our customers to date, include the Marine Management Organisation, Fire & Rescue Service, foreign military's and UK government special forces. And with transportable MCA Coded vessels and PWCs we can cater for most training needs around the UK too!

Whether you require all of the training or if it's simply a particular element, for example, the Powerboat Level, 2, Sea Survival training, First Aid or the RYA's online PPR course we can help.
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The Commercial Training we offer

  • Professional Practices & Responsibilities - RYA

    The PPR Consists of four modules:
    Commercial environment - showing how you fit into the professional maritime world.
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    Commercial Safety Boat Training

    The MCA Code of Practice for Open Rescue Boats (Under 15mts)
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    Military & Government

    We provide a wide variety of maritime and security related services. We supply high quality services and training across a wide range of military and industry sectors.
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  • Commercial Boat Handling

    This 5 day package was specifically developed with Ramora UK to provide a competency based training platform for an individual or organisation to build upon.
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    Get all the information you need in how to become a Commercial Skipper. Essentially there are 3 main routes into the Maritime Commercial Sector.
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