Medical Care On Board Ship

5 day taught course. MCA / STCW approved.

NAFC Course Code: ME07


This 5-day course provides training in how to provide medical care to sick and injured persons while they remain on board a ship.

It is required by those responsible for providing medical care on vessels operating worldwide (more than 150 miles from a safe haven) and is a prerequisite for some certificates of competency.

NOTE: Proficiency In Medical Care Onboard Ship certificates have to be renewed every five years.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have previously completed a Medical First Aid course or a Medical Care Onboard Ship course.


The course covers a variety of both theoretical and practical topics, including:

  • Casualty care
  • Care of rescued persons
  • Nursing
  • Diseases and disease prevention
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Dental care
  • Death
  • Record keeping


This is a 5 day course delivered at the NAFC Marine Centre.


Please contact the NAFC Marine Centre to enquire about dates.


  • £695

(Fees are subject to change without notice.)

Booking / Queries

To book a course please download an application form, or contact NAFC.

If you have any questions or need any more information please contact NAFC.