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Commercial Vessel Boarding Training Program (CVBTP)

Up one level Commercial Vessel Boarding Training Program (CVBTP)

The Commercial Vessel Boarding Training Program (CVBTP) involves extensive hands-on training in the boarding and searching of High Interest Vessels (HIV's). Students will board a 494' break-bulk freighter, conduct interviews, search compartments, identify void areas and confined spaces. During the Practical Exercise Phase, students will conduct an “Underway-High Risk Vessel” boarding and search of a 65’ vessel in open water. This program was designed for Military, Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Officers, and Port Authority Personnel who Board and Search Commercial Vessels.

Type: Advanced

Length: 4.5 days

Curriculum

  • Illicit/Dangerous Cargo Overview
  • Operational Hazards and Safety Awareness
  • Commercial Vessel Familiarization
  • Maritime Document Identification, Passports & Visas
  • Vessel Site Visit-Commercial Vessel Familiarization (Jacob’s Ladder Climb)
  • Pre-Boarding Procedures
  • Boarding Procedures Lab (Static Boat Platforms)

  • Commercial Vessel Search Techniques
  • Commercial Vessel Tactical Entry Techniques
  • Commercial Vessel Tactical Entry/Search Techniques Lab
  • Officer Survival Afloat (Swimming Requirement)
  • “HIV” Boarding Procedures Lab- SS Cape Chalmers
  • “HIV” Boarding Practical Exercise- SS Cape Chalmers & Crew Boat Blair

Prerequisites for Attendance

The Commercial Vessel Boarding Training Program (CVBTP) is available to Federal , State and Local Law Enforcement Officers, Military, and Port Authority Personnel who Board and Search Commercial Vessels.

Contact Information

Charleston Maritime Training Branch

Phone: (843) 740-6638 (primary) and (843) 566-8517 (secondary)

Federal or Military Agencies/Students

1131 Chapel Crossing Rd., Brunswick, GA 31524, (912) 267-2269

State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies/Students

Office of State and Local Training, 1131 Chapel Crossing Rd. Brunswick, GA 31524, 1-800-743-5382 EXT 4550.

Email

FLETC-CharlestonMaritimeTraining@fletc.dhs.gov

 

Training Dates

CVBTP-404 / Charleston, SC -- Aug 25, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
CVBTP-501 / Charleston, SC -- Dec 08, 2014 to Dec 12, 2014
CVBTP-502 / Charleston, SC -- Mar 02, 2015 to Mar 06, 2015
CVBTP-503 / Charleston, SC -- Apr 27, 2015 to May 01, 2015
CVBTP-504 / Charleston, SC -- Aug 10, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015