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Basic Safety Training MEDI 1500

Marine Emergency Duties Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers provides standards regarding emergency, occupational safety, and survival. The course provides these standards to meet minimum requirements for familiarization, basic safety, firefighting, and survival in emergency situations.


  • A valid Seafarers Medical or completed Medical Clearance form. 16 years of age or older.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe types of potential hazards and emergencies associated on board a vessel.
  • Explain effective human relationships on board vessels.
  • List the requirements for different types of lifesaving equipment on board a vessel.
  • State factors relating to survival and actions to be taken for survival and rescue.
  • Recognize and explain operation of signalling devices and pyrotechnics.
  • Describe the use of radio communications equipment.
  • State types of rescue.
  • Describe use of rescue equipments.
  • Explain shipboard duties in relation to the prevention of pollution from the ship.
  • Explain the organization of emergency parties for shipboard fire fighting.

Effective as of Winter 2009


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