Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) / SVD - Basic Safe

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Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training

  • This is a course for small vessel captains and crew.


It covers minimum training for owners and operators of Commercial Vessels:.


Workboats and Passenger Vessels up to 5 GT (12 meters overall length),

and fishing vessels of up to 15 GT,

engaged on a Near Coastal class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage.


Goals
To provide:


a) a basic understanding of the hazards of the marine environment and the prevention of shipboard incidents;


b) the knowledge and skills to safely operate a small non-pleasure vessel in near coastal and sheltered waters under normal operating conditions.


c) additional knowledge on aids to navigation

In this fun 4-Day classroom-based course we will cover:


  • Collision Regulations and Watchkeeping
  • Buoyage and Navigation
  • Chartwork, Magnetic Compass, GPS, Radar
  • Vessel Stability
  • Vessel Types and Construction Terminology
  • Mechanics and Propulsion Systems
  • Docking, Landing, and Maneuvering Theory
  • Marine Weather and Forecasting
  • Hand-on Knot Tying, splicing, and Seamanship skills
  • Departure Preparations, Checklists, and Safety


Duration: 26 hours given over 4 days as required by Transport Canada

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Small Non -Pleasure Vessel Domestic - Basic Safety (Formerly MED - A3)

This is a Marine Emergency Duties boating safety course. It is the minimum training requirement for masters and crew on small non-pleasure (commercial) vessels. In this intense 1-Day course we will talk about the different kinds of emergencies we may face while working on the water, and what we have to do to keep our crew, passengers, and ourselves safe.


This ticket applies to Captains and Crew

Operating in Near Coastal Class 2 and Sheltered Waters

On Commercial Vessels of:

  • Passenger vessels up to 15 GT (up to 12 passengers)
     
  • Workboats up to 15 GT
  • Fishing Vessels up to 150 GT
  • Workboats up to 150 GT in Sheltered Waters


We will cover:


  • Types of Emergencies
  • Emergency Response
  • Ship Stability
  • Liferafts, Survival Suits, and other Lifesaving Appliances
  • Marine Fire Fighting
  • Hypothermia and cold-water immersion
  • Distress Signals, GMDSS, VHF Radio, EPIRBs, and SARTs
  • The Coast Guard and other rescue resources

Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime

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Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime (ROC-M)

  

ROC-M is a one-day course for

Masters and Crew

on Pleasure and/or commercial vessels 

operating in Canadian Waters, within 25 Miles of shore

a VHF Radio is one of the most vital pieces of safety equipment on your vessel. 


In this course we will cover:


  • the use of a VHF Marine Radio
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • Emergency Broadcasts and Alerts
  • Sending a Distress or Priority message
  • Radio procedures
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • Weather Radio Broadcasts and frequencies
  • (GMDSS) Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, which includes DSC/VHF, EPIRBs and SARTs.

This is required for SVOP, Master Limited 60 GT, and most deckhands.

Marine First Aid Training

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Marine Basic First Aid

Basic two-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the marine/fishing industry. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008. Designed for any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate, endorsement, or a Master or Chief Mate limited certification, and for those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 2, or on a vessel on sheltered waters.


Completion 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 70% min. passing grade on written exam


Certification

3-year certification in Marine Basic First Aid & CPR Level C, equivalent to Standard First Aid & CPR Level C, and AED, and a Transport Canada certification in Marine Basic First Aid

Recertification Not permitted under federal regulations


Course Content

 „ Assessment of needs of ill or injured persons and threats to own safety „ Appreciation of body structure and functions „ Positioning of person „ The unconscious person „ Resuscitation techniques (including CPR C) „ Control bleeding „ Management of shock „ Burns, scalds, and injuries caused by electricity „ Rescue and transport of person „ Other topics including improvising bandages, rescue in enclosed spaces         infectious diseases, and personal health and hygiene


Certification card and optional wall certificate

Transport Canada Training Certificate


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Marine Advanced First Aid (MAFA)

Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques and scenarios for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in a marine setting. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008. Designed for any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate, endorsement, or a Master or Officer certification, and for those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 1, or on board a vessel on unlimited waters.


Duration: 31 hours


Certification

3-year certification in Marine Advanced First Aid, CPR Level HCP, and AED, and a Transport Canada certification in Marine Advanced First Aid


Course Content

 „ The Red Cross „ The emergency scene „ Preventing disease transmission „ Assessment „ Respiratory emergencies „ Airway and ventilation „ Circulatory emergencies „ Bleeding „ Shock „ Soft tissue injuries „ Musculoskeletal injuries „ Head and spine injuries

 „ Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries „ Sudden illnesses „ Poisoning „ Heat- and cold-related emergencies „ Reaching and moving people „ Multiple casualty incidents „ Toxicological hazards aboard ship „ Radio medical advice „ Pharmacology „ Sterilization Includes any other content required by specific legislation


Transport Canada Training Certificate


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