Due to the nature of their service, all ships, and ocean-going ships in particular are considered hazardous places - this is because they are commonly well outside of the areas where professional medical facilities can be available and where decent medical treatment can be offered to the crew members.
That is why, whether through illness or injury, there is always some possibility that the human life on board could be at risk. As a result, your ability to deliver effective first aid to the people who need this help could actually mean the difference between life and death, and these are not just words.
It is critically important to have some minimal skills in order to be able to save someone's life at sea - it may happen that there is no time to wait until the vessel calls the next port or even until the medic arrives. This video is intended to help people willing to get some very basic knowledge and underline the importance of first medical aid at sea.