Course Description

First time seafarers, prepare to work safely work aboard a vessel. This course provides the minimum knowledge of emergency response required to determine the hazards associated with the marine environment and your vessel. You will also learn how to prevent shipboard incidents including fire.



This course includes practice at a fire field and a pool. Equipment will be provided. Students with special needs are encouraged to bring their own gear. For more information, call 250-370-4016.


Minimum 15 years of age.

Must hold a valid Transport Canada Seafarer's Medical.


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Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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