MedLinks Receives USCG Approval for Training Site

Tuesday, April 01, 2003
The U.S. Coast Guard has approved MedLink to teach STCW-compliant medical training courses at Colonna Yachts’ megayacht refit yard in Norfolk, Va. In order to receive STCW certification, MedLink had to obtain U.S. Coast Guard approval on the courses’ curriculum, instructors and locations. MedLink offers two medical training courses that meet STCW standards: an 8-hour Elementary First Aid and a 21-hour Proficiency in Medical Care course. Colonna Yachts joins several other sites approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for MedLink’s use, with the facility meeting requirements for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for seafarers. “Yacht crews are increasingly asked to accomplish more tasks during yard periods and approved maritime training is one of these tasks,” said William Mahaffy, MedLink’s maritime market manager. “Onsite training offers a number of advantages – it is cost effective since vessels do not incur airfare and hotel costs sending crewmembers to a distant location and it also allows us to realistically simulate on board medical incidents using the vessel’s existing equipment and resources.”

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Education/Training

OOCL Renews VOD Training Contract

Videotel, producer and distributor of training videos, 3D animation, and e-Learning courses to the maritime market and part of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI),

Returning to the Scene of the Shipwrecks

A participant in a diving field school last fall, graduate student Tori Kiefer is back to help a new set of students learn the joy of surveying shipwrecks.   Last fall,

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Mass. Maritime Students

Four students from Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) have been awarded Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships.   Chosen based on their academic achievement,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0589 sec (17 req/sec)