Small Vessel Operators Proficiency

A 27 Hour Course, within our 920 Hour Program!

This course fills the requirement for Small Passenger Vessel Operations on non-pleasure vessels operating within 20 miles of shore. Topics include maritime hazards and emergencies, emergency response, firefighting, lifesaving equipment, abandonment, passenger safety, signalling devices and rescue response. The goal of the course is to assist participants in understanding the safe operation of passenger vessels in coastal areas. This course provides theory and practical training in the operation of twin engine rigid hull vessels. Students will learn all safe and efficient procedures for transporting passengers using vessels up to 5 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or a sheltered waters voyages.


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