IBC recognizes the importance of training for all personnel utilizing state of the art equipment like the Night Cat interceptor vessel. In an effort to satisfy training requirements, IBC utilizes a comprehensive Night Cat Training Program tailored to meet individual customer needs. The list of courses available for the Night Cat includes:
Course Name: C001 – STCW’95 Fast Rescue Boat
Description: This course is designed to meet the requirements outlined in STCW’95 for Fast Rescue Boat Table A-VI/2-2. The prerequisites for this class are the student must have 1 year sea experience, hold a valid mariners certificate and is current in STCW Basic Safety and Lifeboatman. This class is for the commercial mariner working in international waters and is approved by the USCG and the International Maritime Organization. The length of the course is 30 hours. A minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 5 allowed.
Course Name: C002 – Fast Rescue Boat
Description: This course is the same course as STCW’95 Fast Rescue Boat but is for First Responders or personnel that do not meet nor require the USCG STCW’95 approved certificate. The length of the course is 30 hours. A minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 5 allowed.
Course Name: C004 – Harbor Security Boat
Description: This course is designed to provide the tactics and skills necessary to provide waterborne security in a harbor or other shore point location. This course focuses on tactics and skills to interdict and prevent an unauthorized vessel from entering a secure area using non-lethal means. This course is designed for counter terrorism security in the public domain keeping in mind the need to be effective against terrorism and still deal with the innocent public. The length of the course is 30 hours. A minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 5 allowed.
Course Name: C005 – Rapid Interception Craft. LAW ENFORCEMENT / COUNTER-TERRORISM
Description: This course is designed specifically for law enforcement personnel working in a potential counter-terrorism role. The class develops the boat handler’s skills to the point where he or she is able to consistently interdict and control a potential terrorist boat attack. The tactics and skills are designed to use non-lethal force to stop a terrorist from entering a secured portion of seaway and to capture him without necessarily using firearms. These skills and tactics will allow the officer to act without the identity of the “perpetrator” being discerned friend or foe thus allowing the officer to control the situation and not be forced to react to an out of control terrorist attack. The length of the course is 5 days with a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 5.
Course Name: M006 – Rapid Interception Craft. Military / CounterTerrorism
Description: This course is essentially the same as C005 without the lifesaving and rescue module. The length of the course is 4 days with a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 5.
Course Name: C006 – Coxswain
Description: This course is designed to take a novice or intermediate experienced boat handler and introduce him or her to the advanced skills of professional boat handling. Slow handling skills are those used around the pier and alongside other vessels. Our company philosophy stresses the development of exceptional slow handling skills before moving on to open water handling. The length of the course is 3 days with a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 5.
Custom Law Enforcement/Military Courses
Courses in tactics and skill development are available to meet the needs of specialist boat handlers around the world. Aggressor courses to assault small boats, ships and fixed objects are conducted for qualified law enforcement and military organizations. The lengths of custom courses are usually 4 – 5 days with time spent also conducting drills after sunset. When multiple
weeks are required due to the course content the course is divided into 4 or 5 day modules with a minimum of 4 students. A maximum number is based on the number of boats available. The preferred number of students per boat is 4 and a maximum of 5.
The client’s boats and equipment are used during all aspects of the training program. Each day is roughly divided between morning classroom and afternoon hands on boat work.