Safety & Rescue Boat Handling

US Powerboat

SAFETY & RESCUE BOAT HANDLING

Course fee $500    CMTS Schedule

This 8-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who will be using powerboats to perform safety and rescue functions. It is designed for regatta personnel, marine patrols, police and fire rescue personnel, park rangers, and on-the-water sailing instructors and coaches. Participants learn:

On-the-Water Sessions

  • VHF radio communications
  • Boat rescues, incl. capsizes
  • Person in Water rescue
  • Towing: astern & alongside
  • Williamson turn
  • Steering a range in/outbound
  • Intercepting & maintaining position with moving vessel
  • Use of bearings & GPS
  • Search pattern

Classroom Sessions

  • Weather & water briefings
  • VHF radio procedures
  • Safety & rescue equipment & procedures
  • Towing concepts
  • Search patterns concepts
  • Plotting a position
  • Calculating tides & currents

Prerequisites: Safe Powerboat Handling certificate & proficient boathandling skills
Suggested Age: 18–adult
Certification(s) Earned: Safety and Rescue Boat Handling certificate

Course fee $500   Center for Marine Training and Safety

Refund Policy for all course fees.

Due to costs incurred to provide facilities, equipment and personnel, course fees are non-refundable according to the following schedule:

  • 90 or greater days, 100% of course fee refunded
  • 31-89 days, 75% of course fee refunded
  • 15-30 days, 50% of course fee fefund
  • 14 days or less, No Refund

For questions and additional information:

Center for Marine Training & Safety 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553
email cmts@tamug.edu
phone 409-740-4933