During a drill with a topic of “Rescue operation from an enclosed space”, it was discovered that apart from the Master, not one crew member was able to carry out resuscitation.
Causal factors: Lack of knowledge and training; inappropriate work standards and guidelines.
Corrective and Preventative action: The issue was discussed with crew members on completion of the drill. Training on how to carry out resuscitation was carried out. A new poster regarding resuscitation was posted.
Preventative action is good practice but ship managers should be concerned over the lack of training/refresher training, officers are required to have training as part of STCW Certification of Competence.