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MED Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS)

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MED Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS)


Upon successful completion of all training components, in accordance with the Training Standard, trainees will receive a Transport Canada Training Certificate.

Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.

Target Group



Minimum of 15 years of age.


- When checking in for training, please have your GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID with you (ie: Passport or Drivers Licences, etc.)
Shorts, T-Shirt, and Socks for pool exercises
- Towels, shower facilities on site
- Lock for locker

PLEASE NOTE: Certificates CANNOT be issued unless valid Government issued ID has been presented on Day 1 of training for all RONC courses, including OPITO approved training.

Course activities will involve various physical activities.



Course Contents

The aims and objectives of training are to enable course participants to acquire knowledge, understanding and proficiency in:
1) basic understanding of the hazards related to the marine environment and their own vessel, and of how to prevent shipboard incidents including fire;
2) the knowledge they need to raise and react to alarms and deal with emergencies;
3) providing assistance in fire and abandonment situations;
4) helping in their own survival and rescue;
5) the proper procedures for maintaining emergency equipment according to manufacturer guidelines;
6) maintaining the appropriate record-keeping procedures for safety equipment;
7) keeping passengers safe and helping them survive an emergency;
8) planning, organizing and carrying out safety drills so the passengers will be aware of safety equipment and procedures.

This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada TP Document 4957, Domestic Vessel Safety (MED DVS).
The Course is Approximately 26 hours of training completed over 3 days (13.25 hours theory and 12.75 hours practical).

MED Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS) was developed to comply with the requirements of the TC Marine Personnel Regulations on minimum training in personal survival techniques and fire fighting for Canadian seafarers sailing on board passenger vessels, workboats or fishing vessels engaged on a voyage in Canadian waters.

Note: This course replaces the old MED A1 and MED A2 courses.


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Health, Safety and Administration Fee Per Day

Applicable in: Dartmouth

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Applicable in: Mount Pearl

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20 Orion Court, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4W6, Canada

+1 902 482 5558

Opens 7:30 AM on Monday

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Mount Pearl

35 Beclin Rd, Suite 101, Newfoundland, Mount Pearl, A1N 5G4, Canada

+1 709 703 0026

Opens 7:30 AM on Monday

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