The supply of the medical outfitting on board of vessels worldwide needs to be done in accordance to the applicable regulation. Which regulation needs to be followed, depends on the flag state of the vessel (so a Danish flagged vessel, needs to be in accordance with the Danish regulation). If it is clear which regulation (medical outfitting) needs to be on board of a vessel, the following aspects determine the quantities and content of the regulation:
1) The amount of crew on board
2) Is the vessel certified to carry dangerous cargo (IMDG, MFAG, PTC, etc.)
3) Is the vessel sailing worldwide or does the vessel stay close to shore
4) How many lifeboat kits does the vessel need
5) Will the vessel be trading in a Malaria infested area
Questions and updates on regulations can always be addressed to Lagaay International, so please do not hesitate to contact us. Please also see our Regulations.
As the content of the regulation (medical chest) is mostly used for emergency situations on board, it is wise to only use it for these type of situations. Day to day medication can always be ordered separately and can be kept in the different first aid kits on the bridge, in the engine room or in the galley.