Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDVBS formerly MED-A3)

1-day course (8 hours)

The SDV-BS replaced the MEDA3 certification in 2020– MEDA3 certifications are still valid. 

We run regular SDVBS courses in Richmond (Vancouver) and on Vancouver Island in Victoria (Saanich), Duncan, Campbell River and Tofino

Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (formerly Marine Emergency Duties MED-A3) is a one day class concerned with EMERGENCIES on ships such as fire fighting, distress signals, man overboard, abandon ship and cold water shock/hypothermia.
 
The SDVBS (MEDA3) is NOT a first aid course.  
 
Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDVBS) is a one day MED course required for crew on small vessels 5 ton or less (passenger and work boat) or 15 ton for commercial fishing, operating no more than 25 nautical Miles offshore. If you need the SVOP you will also need a MED certification (SDVBS/ MEDA3 – minimum).
 
This course is all about safety and we use the latest memory enhancement and training techniques to make sure students have the skills to save themselves and passengers in emergency situations.
 
Coursework covers Responsibility, Abandon ship, Fire, Man Overboard and Emergency Signals.
 

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