NOGEPA 2.7B C – Coxswain Conventional Lifeboat and Capsules

Each offshore mining installation which is manned, either permanently or temporarily, is provided with one or more survival craft, which allow crew on board to abandon the installation in case of emergency.

The survival craft can be either of the conventional type, i.e. a lifeboat or capsule lowered by falls, or a lifeboat of the free-fall type. Training shall be provided to those who are designated as coxswain(s) handling the survival craft.

In some cases the survival craft is used as a rescue craft (Man Overboard Boat). In that case it is useful to combine this course with the Coxswain Man Overboard Boat.

Are you interested in this training? This training is not always scheduled, but we can schedule it for you on request. Please contact us at

  • Maintaining the survival craft in an operational condition.
  • Contributing to/carrying out drills.
  • Reacting to alarms.
  • Preparing the survival craft for launching.
  • Boarding of passengers.
  • Launching the survival craft.
  • Navigating the survival craft and moving to a safe zone.
  • Communicating by radio and/or other means.
  • Ensuring safety of passengers.
  • Disembarking of passengers to a safe place.

Note: Depending on the duration of the course, the Conventional lifeboat/capsule as well as the
Free-fall lifeboat or the whole range will be included in the teaching programme.

What should I bring?

  • Valid identification (passport, identity card, driving license)
  • Valid medical examination certificate
  • Valid 2.7A of 2.7B C certificate

To participate in this training you will need a valid 2.7A of 2.7B C certificate and a NOGEPA Offshore or OGUK Offshore medical examination certificate.

You can book a NOGEPA Offshore medical examination with us. Please mention this in step 3 in the booking form. STC NEXT can arrange this medical examination for you. On you can find a certified doctor nearby to book the declaration of good health yourself.

Training times:
We expect the participants at 07.45 on the first training day. The following days start at 08.30. All training days end no later than 16.30, unless the participant attends additional training(s).

The training is given in English. We can organize this training in a different language for groups on request and if necessary with an private interpreter.

Basic course:
3 days, when taken in combination with course 2.3 (Coxswain Man Overboard Boat, it shall be 4 days.

Refresher course:
The duration of the refresher course is as follows:

1. One (1) day when the programme either includes the Conventional lifeboat/capsule, or only the Free-fall system.

2. One and a half (1½) days when the programme includes both the conventional lifeboat/capsule as well as the free-fall system.

Remark 1:
For those persons who have taken the basic and/or refresher course in only one type e.g. either 2.7aC or 2.7bC, and subsequently are faced with another type e.g. free-fall system, are allowed to enroll in the refresher course of the 2.7bF which will take 1 day, or 1½ when faced with both types. This will avoid to re-doing the common part of both the basic 2.7aC and 2.7aF.

Remark 2:
An STCW-95 proficiency in survival crafts other than fast rescue boats certificate can be considered as replacement training if the date of issue is within 2 years.