Marine Emergency Duties - MED A3


Marine Emergency Duties - MED A3 course.

Marine Emergency Duties MED A3 is a course developed to comply with subsection 205 (3) of the 2007 Marine Personnel Regulations and the applicability of the course depends upon the type of voyage and the voyage class.

Our MED A3 course is approved by Transport Canada and is a requirement for all persons employed on small commercial vessels (before completing 6 months of work at sea).

This course provides Basic Safety training for crew of non-pleasure vessels of not more than 150 gross tonnage operating not more than 25 nautical miles from shore.

This course is for Crew Members of non-pleasure vessels including: Commercial Fishing, Crew Boats, Work Boats and Tugs up to 12 meters.

Marine Emergency Duties - MED A3 Course Content: liferaft-400

  • Fire Emergency Response
  • Hazards & Risk Management, Prevention & Vessel Stability
  • Distress Signalling; including Flares, DSC Radio & EPIRB Beacons
  • Survival & Life Saving Equipment Use
  • Coastal Search & Rescue Procedures
  • Cold Water Emergency Response
  • Drill Procedures for Fire and Abandonment

*A Candidate Document Number (CDN) # is no longer required for these courses. For more information and course schedules on the Small Vessel Operator Proficiency, please contact us.


For our next available MED A3 Course Schedule please click here.


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