Basic First Aid Kits that Response Maritime Workers Should Know About

Emergencies can arise at any time and place so it’s important to always be prepared for any situation that may arise when on a boat and water vessel. Having a first aid kit nearby is always a good idea, especially if you are a maritime worker who works on a boat of any type.  

It is recommended that all boats and sea vessels have first aid kits that are a bit more comprehensive than your basic first aid kit since emergencies on the water can differ a bit from those on land.  

  Most common first aid kits have supplies to treat minor injuries such as cuts, sprains, bee stings, burns, etc. It should include most of these items. 

  • plasters 

  • sterile gauze dressings 

  • sterile eye dressings 

  • bandages 

  • disposable sterile gloves 

  • tweezers 

  • scissors 

  • alcohol-free cleansing wipes 

  • sticky tape 

  • digital thermometer  

  • skin rash cream 

  • cream or spray to relieve insect bites and stings 

  • antiseptic cream 

  • painkillers such as paracetamol, aspirin, or ibuprofen 

  • antihistamine cream or tablets 

  • distilled water for cleaning wounds 

  • eye wash and eye bath 

  First Aid Kit for Boats 


First aid kits for boats should have the first aid supplies mentioned above. However, they will also include first aid and medical supplies that relate more to injuries that may happen while at sea such as drowning, seasickness, equipment-related injuries, etc.  

  MSN 1768 First Aid Kit 

The MSN 1768 Marine First Aid Kit is the Top-Rated Marine First Aid Kit in the industry.Having the appropriate Marine First Aid Medical kits for boats, yachts, andcommercial vessels is a must. In the UK, the MSN 1768 sets the minimum requirements for being an MSN 1768 Supplier of first aid kitsfor all UK ships.  \ 

  What Does an MSN 1768 First Aid Kit Contain? 

An MSN 1768 First Aid kit can contain oxygen resuscitation kits as well as professional-grade marine-medical supplies.   

However, a standard Marine Ocean First-Aid Kit: 

  • Antiseptic wipes to clean wounds 

  • First aid cream 

  • A variety of adhesive bandages 

  • Gauze pads 

  • Adhesive tape 

  • Sting relief wipes 

  • Cold packs 

  • Scissors 

  • Aspirin 

  • Anti-Nausea tablets 

ANP Pharma can supply you with a simple yacht kit or a commercial vessel kit with MSN 1768 requirements.  Contact us to take advantage of our maritime industry knowledge and experience.