MARITIME CT / DIVING

C-T Watch has extensive experience and expertise in the maritime counter-terrorism training arena and started with the Underwater Post-Blast Investigations course (UWPBIC). Our courses in maritime counter-terrorism include the Underwater Post-blast investigations course, Underwater Hazardous Device Interdiction course, Public Safety Diver training, Underwater Hazardous Device Search course, and Marine Vessel Boarding course. These courses are open to Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Military personnel. C-T Watch is dedicated to providing the best level of maritime counter-terrorism in support of the US Dept. of Homeland Security Mission.

Underwater Post-Blast Investigations Course (UWPBIC)

Course length is 5 days (40 hours total)

Terrorist-planted underwater improvised explosive devices, sea mines, and limpet mines represents some of the most significant maritime security threats to critical infrastructure, seaside military installations, critical infrastructure such as shipping and cruise ship ports, shipping lanes and waterways. U.S. Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal divers (EOD) and public safety dive teams serve as the first line of defense against these types of threats. This 40 hour course is meant to educate the trainees on the process by which they address these threats.

The Underwater Post-Blast Investigations course was developed due to an identified training gap. This course has been taught to over 500 public safety and military divers internationally and in the United States. Divers learn how to safely conduct explosive related diving operations as well as forensic diving. This 40 hour program of dive instruction is designed specifically for all public safety and military dive teams who will be, or are currently conducting explosive related dive missions. Teams will be trained to properly respond to, and search for underwater hazardous devices (UHD's) and conduct underwater post-blast investigations. Our instructors are highly experienced military EOD divers and public safety bomb technicians with real world experience.

WHO NEEDS TO ATTEND:

Public Safety dive teams, Military Divers, and Special Operations Divers.

PREREQUISITES:

1). Diver must be an employee of a military, federal, state, or local law enforcement agency or fire department.
2). Diver must be a current member of the dive team and must have their own agency permission to attend the course.
3). Diver must be on department or agency time to ensure coverage by agencies workman's compensation insurance and medical plan.
4). Diver must sign a hold harmless agreement with C-T Watch, Inc and participating agencies.
5). Military divers must meet the above criteria for their own branch of service.

Ports, Harbors, & Terminal Operations Familiarization Course

Course length is 2 days (16 hours total)

This course provides an in-depth familiarization of US and Worldwide port facilities and shipping terminals. This course includes a practical port tour to familiarize students with types of shipping containers, cranes, waterways, port security, as well as policies for the shipping industry.

WHO NEEDS TO ATTEND:

Any client in the maritime arena who is interested in having their staff attend orientation to ports and terminal operations as a condition of employment.

Introduction to Public Safety Diving Course (Open Water Certification)

Course length is 10 days (80 hours total)

This course begins with open water certification instruction for beginners (5 days) followed by instruction on basic public safety diving (this is merely a familiarization to the equipment and tactics used in public safety diving - not a PSD certification).

WHO NEEDS TO ATTEND:

Anyone interested in the field of public safety diving.

Introduction to Dive Medicine for Public Safety Divers

Course length is 3 days (24 hours total)

Public safety diving is hard work in extreme conditions. Knowledge about dive medicine and appropriate response can mean the life of a team member. This course will introduce the students to decompression theory, advanced in water recompression techniques, physics based policies and procedures for dealing with an injured diver and basic maritime medicine.

WHO NEEDS TO ATTEND:

Public safety diving professionals.