This training is aimed at senior personnel designated to take charge of medical care onboard of their vessels. Also, Medical Care Onboard Ship course is attended by officers obtaining their CoC’s. The training syllabus complies with Section A-V1/4 (4-6) of STCW convention and includes both theoretical classes and practical sessions.


Upon the successful completion of the course, delegates will possess sufficient knowledge and skills to carry out medical care onboard ship in case of an accident or illness of the fellow crew member.

Course content:

• Revision of the main first aid principles;
• General and specific patients management, casualty care;
• Making a correct diagnosis of a medical condition;
• Pharmacology, shipboard medical equipment and available medical guidance;
• Contagious diseases;
• Dental and ophthalmic care;
• Cardiovascular and respiratory medical conditions;
• Death at sea;
• Pregnancy, childbirth, medical care to children.

Assessment: Delegates are assessed by the means of short written test or oral examination and demonstration practical skills during exercises.

Target Audience: Officers designated to provide medical care aboard as well as going through their CoC examination.

Pre-requisites: the valid Medical First Aid (MFA) certificate is required to be admitted for the course. Many providers also ask for the sea-going experience of no less than 18 months and impose an age limit of 16 years.

Duration: 5 days.

Validity: 5 years.

Training Centers Offering This Course

UK (25)

Billingham Cleveland, gb

Cowes, IOW, gb

Cromhall, Gloucestershire, gb

Dover Kent, gb

Emsworth Hampshire, gb

Fleetwood, Lancashire, gb

Great Yarmouth, Suffolk, gb

Hesketh Bank, Lancashire, gb

Hull, North Yorkshire, gb

Langbank, Renfrewshire, gb

Peterhead Aberdeenshire, gb

Plymouth Devon, gb

Plymouth, Devon, gb

Scalloway, Shetland, gb

Southampton, gb

Torquay Devon, gb

USA (13)

Dania Beach, Florida (just south of Fort Lauderdale), us

Fairhaven, Massachusetts, us

Hayes, W Virginia, us

Jacksonville, Fl, us

Norfolk, W Virginia, us

San Diego, CA, us

The Netherlands (10)

Amsterdam, Den Oever, Maasvlakte, nl

Emmeloord, nl

Groningen, nl

Ijmuiden Amsterdam Harlingen Sneek Leeuwarden Terschelling Delfzijl Urk, nl

Leeuwarden, Dokkum, Drachte, Emmeloord, Sneek, Kantoor Bedrijfsopleidingen, Diensten, Urk, Hiswa Amsterdam, nl

Rotterdam – Heijplaat, nl

Schiphol Amsterdam, Ijmuiden, Dordrecht, nl

Spain (7)

Cartagena, Murcia, es

Corunna, es

Madrid, es

Palma de Mallorca Balearic Islands, es

Pontevedra, Málaga, Vigo, es

Norway (5)

Bergen, no

Isdalstø, Fedje, no

Sandnes, no

Ålesund, no

South Africa (4)

Fishing Harbour Saldanha Bay Western Province, za

France (3)

Antibes, fr

Paris, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport, fr

Ireland (3)

Donegal, ie

Dublin, ie

Finland (2)

Mariehamn, fi

Belgium (2)
Sweden (2)

Käringön (Göteborg), se

Australia (1)

Launceston Tasmania, au

Romania (1)
Congo (1)
Estonia (1)
Mexico (1)

Ciudad de México, mx

Sultanate of Oman (1)
Germany (1)

Hamburg, Bremen,Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven, de

Egypt (1)
Lithuania (1)

Klaipėda, lt

China (1)
Pakistan (1)