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Maritime Tactical Operations Training Program (MTOTP)

Up one level Maritime Tactical Operations Training Program (MTOTP)

The Maritime Tactical Operations Training Program (MTOTP) is a 4 1/2 day training session involving extensive hands-on instruction pertaining to tactical boarding procedures aboard High Interest/High Threat Vessels (HIV/HTV). During the Laboratory and Practical Exercise phase, students conduct several underway “HIV-Low-Freeboard” tactical boarding operations utilizing a 65’ motor vessel. Students conduct “High-Freeboard” boarding operations on several static boat platforms and conduct several High-Freeboard “Hook and Climb Insertion” techniques on a 494 foot long “break-bulk” freighter. This is a physically demanding course; participants should be in good physical condition prior to attending.

Type: Advanced

Length: 4.5 Days

Curriculum

  • Commercial Vessel Familiarization
  • Tactical Water Survival
    • Swimming Requirement
    • Physical Fitness Requirement
  • Tactical Vessel Clearing
    • Tactical Vessel Clearing Laboratory Exercise
  • Tactical Boarding Procedures
    • Climbing Gear, Equipment & Procedures
    • Insertion & Climbing Gear, Equipment Laboratory Exercise
  • Commercial Vessel Familiarization Laboratory Exercise
    • SWAT- 4 Computer Ship Simulation
    • Disabling Fire Simulation (Wando River)Tactical Boarding Procedures Laboratory Exercises (Day-Op/Night-Op)
    • Low Free-Board (Charleston Harbor)
    • High Free-Board (SS Cape Chalmers)
  • Tactical Vessel Clearing Laboratory Exercise
    • Tactical Vessel Clearing (SS Cape Chalmers)
    • Tactical Vessel Clearing Laboratory Exercise
  • Tactical Boarding Procedures Practical Exercise

Prerequisites for Attendance

DAY 1 - MANDATORY PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT) TEST

  • 5 pull-ups and 5 chin-ups with 1-3 minutes of rest in between each set
  • 32 push-ups
  • 38 sit-ups in 1 minute
  • 1.5 mile run in 13:36 minutes

OR

  • 400 meter swim in 12 minutes

 

NOTE:  Successful completion of the above test is a requirement to proceed with the course. If the student is unable to complete the PT test within the established parameters, he/she will be unable to continue the course and will be sent back to his/her duty station.

It is recommended that students successfully complete the Commercial Vessel Boarding Training Program (CVBTP) prior to enrolling in this course, but is not a requirement. This program is available to Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Officers, and Military Personnel who tactically 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

MTOTP-404 / Charleston, SC -- Sep 22, 2014 to Sep 26, 2014
MTOTP-501 / Charleston, SC -- Feb 02, 2015 to Feb 06, 2015
MTOTP-502 / Charleston, SC -- Mar 16, 2015 to Mar 20, 2015
MTOTP-503 / Charleston, SC -- Jun 22, 2015 to Jun 26, 2015
MTOTP-504 / Charleston, SC -- Aug 24, 2015 to Aug 28, 2015