Guidance: MIN 600 (M+F) Amendment 1 Ships captains medical guide 23rd edition

Maritime Coastguard Agency

November 25
16:55 2020

MIN 600 (M+F) Amendment 1 The ships captains medical guide 23rd edition

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This notice replaces MIN 600 (M+F) and expires 30th November 2021.

Amendment 1 updates on publication details for obtaining the 23rd edition of the ships captains medical guide.

Notice to

  • shipowners
  • fishing vessel owners
  • managers
  • masters and skippers
  • seafarers and training providers

Over view

The manual is written for laymen (non-doctors) working on board a ship. It contains a wide range of authoritative advice and will help you:

  • assess and treat injuries
  • diagnose and treat illness
  • on journeys where you wont have quick access to professional medical advice

Medical stores to carry on a UK flag ship

For information on:

  • the use
  • potential side effects
  • precautions

Associated with the medical stores, download merchant shipping notice MSN 1768 and its list of corrections MSN 1768 (corrigendum)

Both contain essential information, so its a good idea to have them both saved or printed out to keep with the medical guide.

Published 25 November 2020

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