AWR 144

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AWR-144: Port & Vessel Security for Public Safety and Maritime Personnel

Course Description

This eight-hour awareness-level course is designed to provide participants with the basic competencies associated with port and vessel security, as well as a working knowledge of maritime security appropriate to public safety responders in rural jurisdictions. A foundation for this working knowledge will be built by explaining the extent of the maritime transportation system followed by a discussion on the vulnerabilities of that system. The participants will be given instruction concerning specific maritime security regulations affecting facilities and vessels (e.g., MARSEC levels, SSI, TWIC, etc.). Potential hazards in the dock and vessel environment will also be identified. Additional resources which participants can reference for more information, such as HOMEPORT and others, will be discussed. Register for a course by selecting a course date from the Training Schedule and clicking on the Registration link above the course description. Request a new course to be scheduled in your area by submitting a Request a Course form.  

Course Prerequisites

*Participant must be a U.S. citizen or a foreign national approved by DHS.


Emergency ManagementEmergency Medical ServicesFire ServiceGovernmental AdministrativeHazardous MaterialsLaw EnforcementPrivate Sector/Corporate Security and Safety ProfessionalsPublic Health

Core Capabilities

Access Control and Identity VerificationCritical TransportationCybersecurityEnvironmental Response/Health and SafetyForensics and AttributionInfrastructure SystemsIntelligence and Information SharingInterdiction and DisruptionLong-term Vulnerability ReductionOn-Scene Security and ProtectionOperations CoordinationPhysical Protective MeasuresPlanningPublic Information and WarningRisk and Disaster Resilience AssessmentRisk Management for Protection, Programs and ActivitiesScreening, Search, and DetectionSituational AssessmentThreat and Hazard Identification