Should OSV’s be carrying AED’s, backboards, medical oxygen, first aid and trauma kits?
Why not? We have all the above except
Check the CFR’s. Most owners will only put the minimum on board.
I was just informed by the Master we do have O2. It is in his office that’s why I haven’t seen it. If I’m not mistaken all the SOLAS vessel in our fleet have the aforementioned items.
Not AED’s we’re not. Maybe you do because you are on a FRAC boat which is a different section of the CFR’s and not required under SOLAS, yet.