MED A3 is now the SDV-BS
This new Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety course is an update on the older MED A3 course. It's still a one-day course providing basic safety training for crew members of non-pleasure vessels of not more than 150 gross tonnage operating not more than 25 nautical miles from shore. If you already have the equivalent MED A3, rest assured it will not expire.
If you are the captain or crew aboard a commercial vessel, you need to hold the appropriate Marine Emergency Duties training certificate. In many cases, SDV-BS is the only marine emergency duty training you will require.
Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC-M) now Offered
The Restricted Operator Certificate - Marine (ROC-M) is now being offered during the evenings while the SVOP is running. Make the most of your training days by getting your radio certificate at the same time.
You don't want to find yourself pleading your case in front of this Transport Canada Tribunal.
Transport Canada Expands Definition of 'Sheltered Waters'
Transport Canada is updating the Vessel Certificates Regulations to propose a broader definition of a sheltered waters voyage and to expand the sheltered waters voyages schedules. These proposed changes mean that some waters currently classified as near coastal voyage, Class 2 voyages would be classified as sheltered waters voyages.
TC Updates Lifejacket Regulations
Find out when and how you can use PFDs in lieu of Lifejackets on some commercial vessels.