The Medical Department is responsible for maintaining the health of the crew, the treatment of sick and injured ship’s personnel, disease prevention and the promotion of good health ship-wide. The ship’s Medical Officer advises the CO on ship’s hygiene and sanitation conditions. One of the extended responsibilities of the department is training the crew in first and self-aid, heat stress, sanitation and sexually transmitted diseases as well as pregnancy awareness. Crewmembers can receive their basic CPR and CPR instructor qualifications through Medical.  ​