* VIDEO * Marine Safety MED A2 Course, Fire Fighting, Life Raft Use, Distress Signals

I have just spent the last four days in Port Cobourg at a Transport Canada Centre taking this course.

The Canadian MED A2 is your Course for Safety at sea for Passenger-Carrying Vessels. Recommended for officers and crew of small commercial passenger vessels. Topics covered include marine hazards and emergencies, emergency preparedness and response, fighting shipboard fires, sea survival, distress signals, inspection and maintenance of emergency equipment and passenger control in emergency situations.

Check out the video below…


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With almost 30,000 Nautical miles of experience and 1,800+ sea days and nights on the water. (1,800 sea days is like 5 years on the water, 365 days a year!) I am an RYA Skipper and ICC International Competent Captain, currently working on my RYA Yacht Master with a Commercial endorsement for a 200 ton vessel. My qualifications include; MED A2 Emergency Safety at Sea, Helicopter Rescue, Life raft deployment and use, Offshore Rescue and Fire Fighting at Sea, etc, STCW Code A-VI/1-3, Canadian Equivalent Marine First Aid and CPR/AED. I am an Open Water Certified diver and completed various CYA & Canadian Power and Sail Squadron certifications which include Power/Sailboat handling, Seamanship Sail, Piloting/charting, CYA Coastal Navigation, GPS Navigation, Extended Offshore Cruising, VHF Radio operation license and a Toronto Harbour License. I am now providing skippered charters and yacht deliveries globally, including crew positions for offshore passages. However, my specialities are the Bahamas, US East Coast, The Great Lakes, Welland Canal, Erie Canal and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia, looking to add Greece. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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  1. December 8, 2013

    […] • Explanation of where all the safety equipment is, Operations of EPIRB, SPOT, Ditch Bag, Flares and other standard equipment. Our boat is equipped with all ISAF Offshore Category 2 equipment, we plan to do some of these class races over the next couple of years.  We have an 8 man Offshore Ocean Life Raft, we discussed how to use it, when and how to deploy. We also covered Fire on board, and where the three fire extinguishers are. For more details on this also see this post.  http://www.sailboatcruise.ca/2012/04/06/marine-safety-med-a2-course-fire-fighting-life-raft-use-dist… […]

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