Description: The module’s main objective is to provide an overview of generic port arrival procedures in an asymmetric threat environment. The aim of building and area search is to ensure that the area adjacent to the place of arrival is free from threats which may engender harm to the mission, vessel and crew while alongside. Such searches are an essential part of establishing situational awareness prior to taking control of the area of operations.

Trainees will be familiarized with the requirement/considerations necessary to enter port in order to conduct their mission. Principles of Operation are analyzed, as well as the Port Arrival Model Phases.

Practical training provides opportunity for all trainees to get involved in carrying out a pre-planned, phased operation to create and maintain the security environment to allow a ship to come alongside or anchor in a harbour area.
Objectives: Upon completion trainees will be able to:

  1. State the principles of port arrival procedures, including area and building search.
  2. Apply the port arrival procedures, including area and building search.

The duration of the module is 4 training hours