Medical First Aid (STCW)


To enable Seafarers to provide immediate first aid in the event of an accident or illness on board.


This course is a requirement for any Seafarer who is designated to provide medical care aboard ship.

Any Seafarer who is over 16 years of age, and who has completed a minimum of 6 months sea time.


  • Principles of First Aid
  • Casualty assessment
  • Recognising and treating injuries
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Basic life support
  • Burns, poisons
  • Recognising and treating illnesses
  • Fractures
  • Effects of heat and cold
  • Medical stores


STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid Certificate.