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Marine Basic First Aid Course - 16 hours

Marine Advanced First Aid Course - 31 hours

Every seafarer who is designated to apply immediate basic first aid in the event of an accident or illness on board a vessel must demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities described in the subjects listed below.

Required by:

  1. Any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate or endorsement or who wants to obtain a Master or Chief Mate Limited certificate;
  2. The person designated to provide first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 2 or sheltered waters voyage.

Every seafarer who is designated to apply immediate advanced first aid in the event of an accident or illness on board must demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities described in the subjects listed below.

Required by:

  1. Any person who wants to obtain a Master's or Officer's certificate or endorsement;
  2. The person designated to provide first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near coastal voyage, class 1 or unlimited voyage.

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Voyage Classes Defined

Sheltered Waters Voyage

A voyage that is in Canada on a lake or a river above tidal waters, where a vessel can never be further than 1 nautical mile from the shore, or that is on the waters listed in Schedules 1 and 2 of the Vessel Certificates Regulations.

Near Coastal Voyage, Class 2

A voyage, other than a Sheltered Waters Voyage, during which the vessel is always within 25 nautical miles from shore in coastal waters of Canada, the United States (except Hawaii) or Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and within 100 nautical miles from a place of refuge.

Near Coastal Voyage, Class 1

A voyage that is not a Sheltered Waters Voyage or a Near Coastal Voyage, Class 2; that is between places in Canada, the United States (except Hawaii), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America or the northeast coast of South America; and during which the vessel is always north of latitude 6°N, and within 200 nautical miles from shore or above the continental shelf.

Unlimited Voyage

A voyage that is not a Sheltered Waters Voyage or a Near Coastal Voyage.