SOLAS supports 'Medical Management for Mariners' course

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  • By Jennifer Crooks
  • 05 Sep 2005 14:39:00
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SOLAS Chairman Martin James (middle) presents a cheque to St Vincent's Hospital for a new 'Medical Management for Mariners' course

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The Safety of Life at Sea Trust last week donated $15,000 towards the development of a specialised ‘Medical Management for Mariners’ course at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.

The Safety of Life at Sea Trust last week donated $15,000 towards the development of a specialised ‘Medical Management for Mariners’ course at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.

The CYCA’s own cruising group has realised, through arranging a number of First Aid evenings, that there is an urgent need for more specialised first aid at sea training, and they have been working closely with the staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital to develop a practical course suitable for offshore sailors and rescue groups who carry out their duties at sea.

“Due to the worthwhile nature and relevance of this project to yacht clubs and offshore sailors Australia-wide, we have agreed to put $15,000 towards the cost of developing the course," said SOLAS chairman and Immediate Past CYCA Commodore Martin James.

"It has already generated early interest from the NSW Water Police, NSW Maritime and other maritime rescue groups including helicopter groups," he added.

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