Description: This 5-day course is designed to provide Examiners with a comprehensive understanding of the current federal regulations and CG policies applicable to the uninspected towing vessel industry. Examiners are provided with technical skills in examining equipment and systems on these vessels including, but not limited to navigation, lifesaving, fire fighting, machinery, pollution prevention, stability and occupational safety. The course includes a field trip to local UTV's and shipyard. This course fully supports the TVBP training initiatives.
|FY13 Course Dates:|
|October 22 - 26, 2012||Houston, TX||(Industry seats full)|
|February 04 - 8, 2013||Yorktown, VA||(Industry seats full)|
|May 13 – 17, 2013||Yorktown, VA||(Industry seats full)|
|September 09 - 13, 2013||Yorktown, VA||(Industry seats full)|
This course is also exportable. The procedures to request a course convening in your area are as follows:
1. The local Coast Guard unit working with their local Uninspected Towing Vessel (UTV) industry partners must request the training, via Coast Guard memorandum, through their Coast Guard Sector Office.
2. If approved at the Sector level, the Sector Office will forward the memorandum with comments to their Coast Guard District Office for approval.
3. If approved at the District level, the District Office will forward the memorandum with comments to Training Center Yorktown’s Marine Inspection & Investigation School (Joseph Myers) for approval.
Please note: Instructor availability for exportable training requests are handled on a case-by-case basis. Because of instructor commitment to already scheduled UTV courses, it is recommended that the requestors of exportable training provide several date options to improve the chances of instructor availability.
Currently there are no funds for Coast Guard personnel to attend exportable UTV courses. So, if a Coast Guard member wants to attend the exportable UTV course the member’s Coast Guard unit would have to fund travel and per diem. If the Coast Guard member is in the local area there is no cost associated with attending the exportable UTV course. There is no cost for industry personnel to attend the exportable UTV course. If UTV industry personnel must travel to the training location their company would be required to fund their travel and per diem.
Prerequisite: Member must be either in a UTV Billet or actively conducting UTV Exams at their unit.
To Enroll: Submit an ETR thru your unit's Training Officer.
Course POC: Mr. Joseph Myers, TRACEN Yorktown, (757) 856-2549, Joseph D.Myers@uscg.mil
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Industry participation in this course is welcome and encouraged and is directly aligned with the Towing Vessel Bridging Program’s guiding principles of transparency, partnership and spirit of cooperation. You add value to our class with your in-depth industry knowledge and experience. Your take-away from this course is enhanced interaction and communication with CG UTV Examiners, networking opportunities with TVNCOE as well as better preparation for UTV Exams.
Selection Criteria: Due the limited number of seats available to Industry (5 seats per class), selection will be based on a combination of first-come-first-serve, towing vessel companies, and those companies that didn’t have representation in previous convenings.
Selection Notification: Selected individuals will receive an email with logistical information for traveling to the course location as soon as the each class roster is finalized. All others not selected will automatically be placed on a wait list in case of last minute openings.
Course POC: LCDR Charlotte Keogh, TVNCOE, 270-444-7715 x202, Charlotte.A.Keogh@uscg.mil
Class 01-10 graduated on July 30, 2010.
Class 02-10 graduated on August 20, 2010.
Class 03-10 graduated on September 17, 2010.
Class 04-10 graduated on September 24, 2010.
Class 05-11 graduated on June 24, 2011.
Class 06-11 graduated on July 15, 2011.
Class 07-11 graduated on August 22, 2011.