General information pertinent to all “28000 series” modules


Class Size: Max: 30 and Min: 24.



Language proficiency: Trainees are expected to conform to the following standards of proficiency in English (as described/coded in 2009 STANAG 6001, Edition 3):

1/ Listening (Professional/3)

2/ Speaking (Functional/2)

3/ Reading (Professional/3)

4/ Writing (Functional/2)

(SLP 3232)


Target audience: Personnel responsible for organization or execution of response to nuclear or radiological incidents in maritime environment, including first responders and public safety personnel responsible for radiation emergency response operations. Military Agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies (Coast Guard, Port Police etc.) and other Governmental/International agencies and organizations are also eligible to participate.


NMIOTC provides: transportation throughout the course duration, classrooms (with PC, screen and projector, multimedia capabilities including interactive boards, whiteboards, flipcharts etc), Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats, maritime training vessels (TP Aris and TP Alkyon), maritime/amphibious training area (a pier, containers, islands, and or surrounding training spaces), safety equipment.


U.S. DOE/NNSA provide: lectures delivered by relevant SMEs, radiological detection equipment (SPARCS, Backpacks, RIIDS, Pagers, and ORTEC detectives), TTX maps of and maritime training aids/materials, ropes with carabineers  and/or pulleys.


Course Duration: The course will occur over 5 working days (1 week).


Accreditation: The course is marked as “NATO Unclassified / Releasable to: PFP (except Russia), MD, ICI, PatG and Non-NATO Entities”. NMIOTC applies security arrangements and regulations according to NATO standards.


Detailed description:

The course objective is to provide participants ability of responding to nuclear or radiological incidents in a maritime environment.

The course is developed and delivered by Subject Matter Experts (SME) from U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Training is conducted through classroom lectures followed by demonstrations and training on board of maritime assets for total duration of five (5) days. Practical training is conducted in small groups to maximize direct learners interactions.

The performance objective of the course is to be achieved by the sequence of the following learning steps:

  1. Understand the principles of operating radiation detection equipment;
  2. Understand the planning process of maritime search;
  3. Operate radiological search equipment in maritime environment;
  4. Execute emergency response search in maritime environment.