NWMA Offers Fast Rescue Boat Training

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Get Fast Rescue Boat Certification @ the Northwest Maritime Academy

Mariners, did you know that you can keep adding tools of your trade with courses offered by the Northwest Maritime Academy?

Well, you can and there’s a wealth of information on classes and trainings available on the Northwest Maritime Academy website.

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See today’s blog on that site on Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) certification classes. Proficiency in FRB courses are offered monthly at the NWMA facility in La Conner, Wash.

FRB Training is Offered by Seafarers Worldwide & The Northwest Maritime Academy

This three-day course is intended for personnel with previous small-boat handling experience wishing to improve and adapt their skills for fast rescue boat operations. The training is a combination of classroom lecture at the Academy’s La Conner facility and underway practical exercises in nearby Anacortes.

Graduates who pass the written exam and practical assessments are certified Operators of Fast Rescue Boats. Certification signifies that the graduate is in compliance with United States Coast Guard standards and guidelines.

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Fast Rescue Boats, as differentiated from the more visible life boats seen attached to the sides of cruise ships, are intended for the quick rescue of someone who has fallen in the water.

For more background information on FRBs, click below and watch Episode 7 of “NWMA Weekly”


In their latest podcast, Academy Administrator Capt. Benjamin Garman (left) and Chance Busey, assistant marketing manager at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, are discussing Fast Rescue Boats and how NWMA can help a mariner become more marketable as a deckhand — as well as be safer on the water.

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Located at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, La Conner and Pier 91 in Seattle

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