Description: The module’s main objective is to improve the Boarding Team’s skills needed to perform inspection and detection during a boarding operation.

The trainees will review all documentation and certifications that must be inspected on merchant vessels in accordance with IMO regulations. They will gain an understanding of the difficulties and the dangers that they may be encountered during cargo inspection on different types of merchant vessels. Additionally, they will understand the necessary information that has to be gathered in order to complete the evidence collection package generally and in the case of seized vessels in accordance with ATP-71.


Objectives: Upon completion the Boarding Party will be better able to:

    1. Identify information obtainable from Suspect Vessel documents.
    2. Describe correct SV inspection procedures.
    3. Describe indicators of illegal activities on board a suspect vessel.

The duration of the module is 2 training hours.