Small Domestic Vessel – Basic Safety – (MED)
SDV-BS has replaced the MED-A3. Marine Emergency Duties, is concerned with responding to emergency situations and boating disasters and required by everyone working on a vessel and is the first course required before working on a vessel. It is also a requirement if you take the SVOP to be a Master of a small commercial vessel.
SDV-BS is for Crew Members, 15 years of age and over of non-pleasure vessels of up to 150 gross tons not operating more than 25 miles from shore, including, but not limited to: Commercial Fishing, Crew Boats, Work Boats and Tugs.