Upcoming courses offered at the Toronto Marine Safety School. Register early as all courses are limited.
MED DOMESTIC VESSEL SAFETY
This course complies with the requirements of the 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. It also replaces the old MED A1 and MED A2 courses. Prerequisites: Min. 15 years of age, Medical Fitness Report.
LENGTH OF COURSE – 26 HOURS – 4 DAYS
Participants taking this course must be physically fit. A valid marine medical (pilot or diver’s medicals are also accepted) or medical fitness report is mandatory and must be submitted prior to the start of the course. Download the medical fitness form. Trainees arriving without a valid medical will be refused entry and will be charged the full course fee.
To obtain your Medical Fitness exam, call Dr. David Giddens at 416-243-3300
The doctor is located at 1635 Lawrence Av W, North York, ON M6L 3C9
Training in marine firefighting and in the use of lifeboats and life rafts requires participants to engage in moderately strenuous physical activity. Training activities include fighting fires while wearing heavy fire protective clothing and a breathing apparatus, working in areas with little or no visibility, righting an inverted life raft, treading water and swimming in water up to 10 feet in depth.
Please note: You will receive a confirmation email approximately one week prior to the course starting. Classroom instruction will be at 5 Queens Quay West in Toronto.
Clothing to bring to Marine Emergency Duties (MED) training:
The college provides full protective firefighting clothing, coveralls and boots. Georgian College provides all standard sizes of immersion suits; candidates with special needs are required to bring their own immersion suits.
This course replaces the old MED A3. This course refers to subsection 205 (3) of the Marine Personnel Regulations for details regarding the applicability of this course, depending on the type of vessel and voyage class. This course is a pre-requisite for the S.V.O.P. course to drive 12 or less passenger boats commercially.
LENGTH OF COURSE – 8 HOURS – 1 DAY
SMALL VESSEL OPERATOR PROFICIENCY
A holder of an SVOP certificate can operate certain small commercial vessels. This course has been tailored to meet the training needs of the small vessel master. Topics include stability, collision regulations, chartwork and pilotage, shipboard safety, pollution prevention, meteorology, the Canadian buoyage system, radar, and the use of marine charts to execute a voyage. Prerequisites: Minimum 18 years of age.
LENGTH OF COURSE – 26 HOURS – 3 OR 4 DAYS DEPENDING ON THE LENGTH OF THE DAY.
Small Vessel Operator’s require MED A3 and SVOP to operate their vessel, The Restricted Operator Certificate – Marine certificate is required for mariners operating a VHF-equipped vessel in Near Coastal 2 and Sheltered waters.
** One crew member on the small commercial vessel is required to hold a valid marine first aid certificate.
If sailing more than two nautical miles from shore, MED A3 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite.
Please note: You will receive a confirmation email approximately one week prior to the course starting. This will indicate course start time, room number, and other important information about the course.