BOAT Program

NASBLA Announces Considine as BOAT Program Director 

At the 2016 NASBLA Instructor Workshop, NASBLA’s Chief Executive Officer John Johnson and NASBLA’s Deputy Executive Director, John Fetterman formally announced the promotion of Dave Considine to NASBLA’s Boat Operations and Training Program’s Director. 

Dave has filled numerous roles within the BOAT Program over the last five years as a Lead Instructor, Program Manager and most recently as the Program’s Administrative Coordinator. Read more about Dave Considine.

The Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program establishes a U.S. Coast Guard recognized national standard for the training, qualification, credentialing and typing of marine law enforcement and emergency first responders. Adoption and implementation of the program provides a true national standard for maritime interoperability at all government levels. Standardization ensures maritime agencies can interact together and will bolster their ability to act as force multipliers nationwide.   
Adapted from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Boat Forces training framework, the BOAT Program is comprised of vital maritime training and management components, including:
  • System Policy
  • The Training and Qualification Process
  • Boat Crew Qualification Tasks
  • Program Manager Roles and Responsibilities
  • Boat Crew Currency Maintenance
  • Documentation Requirements

BOAT Program Manuals

Volume 1, Overview

Volume 2, Qualifications

Volume 3, Qualifications for Boat Operator for Search & Rescue

Volume 4, Qualifications for Tactical Boat Operation



Boat Crew Seamanship Manual, COMDTINST M16114.5C, September 2003
Rescue and Survival Systems Manual, COMDTINST M10470.10F, January 2007



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