Maritime Operations

Designed to teach a team to conduct an emergency visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) boarding of a vessel to be inspected or controlled before entering the port. It will cover all phases of a non-compliant or opposed boarding: infiltration, boarding, positive control (POSCON), seizure, and turn over to additional authorities. Officers will learn how to infiltrate a vessel using techniques used by SOF maritime interdiction teams.


Topics Covered

- Maritime asymmetric threat

- Naval nomenclature and vessel types

- Swimming techniques

- Insertion techniques

- Shipboard CQB

- Small boat tactics

- Gaining positive control of a vessel