Travel Arrangements - Maritime / Industry Related Students

This course is designed to prepare the mariner to function efficiently as a Vessel Security Officer. Topics emphasized in this course include security regulations, risk assessment and mitigation techniques, anti-piracy and armed robbery techniques including the use of deadly force, and interfacing with port or company security officers and implementation of the Vessel's Security Plan.

 

Course Capacity: 16 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who satisfactorily completes our Vessel Security Officer (MEBAMD-573) course will satisfy the training requirements of 33 CFR 104.215(d)(1)(iv) and STCW Code Section A-VI/5 for an STCW endorsement as Vessel Security Officer.

Small Arms Course

This 1-week course will cover the safe care and operation of multiple firearms used aboard Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels manned by civilian mariners. Also, specific rules of engagement pertaining to each force protection team unit will be covered. The objective of this course is to educate the civilian mariner in the safe and proper handling of the 9mm semi-automatic pistol, 7.62 mm semi-automatic rifle, and 12-gauge pump operated shotgun. The participant will qualify in courses of fire as set down by the Military Sealift Command and the United States Navy, using live fire exercises at an approved firing range. All training and instruction will be in accordance with OPNAVINST.3591.1 Series. Renewal is required yearly.
 

Security Watchstander Advanced

This 1-day course will prepare the mariner to perform watchstanding duties aboard MSC governed vessels and is a prerequisite for Ships Reaction Force duty. Subjects covered are Advanced Cuffing, Baton training, and Mechanical Advantage Control Holds (M.A.C.H.) and takedowns. Renewal is required yearly.

PLEASE NOTE: Security Watchstander Advanced is included with the Small Arms class.

  • It is optional and will be taught on Friday.
  • Students opting to take Security Watchstander Advanced should expect to be in class all day on Friday.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: To be qualified to participate in this course, the member must never have been convicted of a felony or any crime of domestic violence.

MSC Approval:

Small Arms Course
This course is recognized as meeting the standards and content of OPNAVINST 3591.1 Series Small Arms Training and Qualification and the Military Sealift Command's Small Arms Training and Qualification of Instruction.

Security Watchstander Advanced
This course is recognized as meeting the Military Sealift Command’s standards and content and meets the standards of COMSCINST 5530.3 series.

This 1-day course will prepare the mariner to perform watchstanding duties aboard MSC governed vessels and is a prerequisite for Ships Reaction Force duty. Subjects covered are Advanced Cuffing, Baton training, and Mechanical Advantage Control Holds (M.A.C.H.) and takedowns. Renewal is required yearly.

PLEASE NOTE: Security Watchstander Advanced is included with the Small Arms class.

  • It is optional and will be taught on Friday.
  • Students opting to take Security Watchstander Advanced should expect to be in class all day on Friday.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

MSC Approval: This course is recognized as meeting the Military Sealift Command’s standards and content and meets the standards of COMSCINST 5530.3 series.

This 3-day (Monday - Wednesday) course introduces the mariner to the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) they will need to be a member of the Ships Reaction Force (SRF) when sailing aboard ships governed by the Military Sealift Command (MSC). This course combines classroom lecture and scenario-based practicals. Some topics covered are Deadly Force decision making UoF, equipment, communications, team movement, and close quarter combat (CQC). Renewal is required every 3 years.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Students are required to have a current Small Arms certificate to be eligible to attend this class.  Any student who arrives to this course without a current Small Arms certificate will be dropped from the class.
  • Students should expect to be in class all day on Wednesday.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: Security Watchstander Basic, Security Watchstander Advanced, and Small Arms qualification on M9 and M500.

Special Requirements: None

MSC Approval: This course is recognized as meeting the Military Sealift Command’s standards and content and meets the standards of COMSCINST 5530.3 series.

This 4-day curriculum is based upon and meets the requirements set forth by USCG and STCW Table A-VI/2-2. Topics include both classroom and hands-on training in: basic high and low speed operations, in water victim recovery and transport, running alongside another vessel underway and riding a sea painter, open water search patterns, launch and recovery procedures, stern and side towing, re-righting a capsized FRB (several methods), sponson and valve repair, emergency repair, use of communication and emergency equipment, operations in heavy weather and breaking seas, and engine familiarization and operations.

Note: Members holding a "Not Fit for Duty" slip are not eligible to take this course.

 

Course Capacity: 6 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students will be required to pass both a written exam and practical assessments in the areas set forth above. Students will, however, be required to swim without assistance and/or floatation devices. A swimsuit is required, and sun protective clothing and lotion are strongly suggested.

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed our Fast Rescue Boat (MEBAMD-193) course will satisfy:

  • The Fast Rescue Boat training requirements of 46 CFR 12.617(a)(3); AND
  • The Fast Rescue Boat standards of competence required by 46 CFR 12.617(a)(4); STCW Code Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-2, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 05-14 (Ch-1) all Tasks.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed "Task Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.