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Guards/Operatives’ Training is a key aspect of UMS Operations.  

UMS acknowledges the importance of providing Training to its recruited PCASPs/Operatives according to the highest Standardsin order to be able to respond effectively to all possible challenges during Maritime Security Operations. 

All our PCASPs/Operatives are required to complete the following Training Courses: 

 

TRAINING – TEAM LEADER – IN CLASS covering: 

  1. UMS Standards Operating Procedures and Code of Conduct 
  2. Team Leader Role & Responsibilities 
  3. Assessment of Threat 
  4. Application of BMP-5/BMP West Africa/Vessel Vulnerability 
  5. Rules of Use of Force 
  6. Team Leader Reporting 
  7. Risk assessment Procedure 
  8. Vessel Equipment 
  9. International and National Legislation UNCLOS-SUA-SOLAS 
  10. ICoCA Principles 
  11. Safety Precautions on Board Vessel

 

TRAINING – TEAM MEMBERS – IN CLASS covering: 

  1. UMS Standards Operating Procedures and Code of Conduct 
  2. Team Member Role & Responsibilities 
  3. Application of BMP-5/BMP West Africa/Vessel Vulnerability 
  4. Ship-Board Familiarization 
  5. Vessel’s Hardening 
  6. Health & Safety 
  7. Transit Planning 
  8. Rules of Use of Force and Marine Fire Fighting  
  9. Vessel’s Emergency Procedures 
  10. Safety Precautions on Board Vessel 

Furthermore, UMS conducts:  

 

TRAINING ON BOARD covering:

  1. Practical demonstration of proper hardening installation and team’s participation at the vessel’s hardening 
  2. Familiarization with all the vessel’s areas 
  3. PCASP/Operatives’ Duties Obligations and Responsibilities
  4. Familiarization with the bridge’s navigation devices (Radars, AIS, compasses) 
  5. Familiarization with the bridge’s communications radio devices and systems (UHF, VHF, GMDSS), alert systems (SSAS, public addresser call, general alarm) and with the Distress message sending  
  6. Demonstration of proper performance with uniforms, radio communication between TL and members 
  7. Familiarization with vessel’s flares 
  8. Adaptation of body armories and helmets 
  9. Recovery process of engagement filling or firing weapon kneeling & lying 
  10. Procedure magazine changes – shooting dry – again change in attitudes, lying and kneeling 
  11. Dry shooting from various positions including from cover 
  12. Safety handling drills in weapon malfunction 
  13. Tactical pair movement on the bridge wings with magazine changes and stoppages 
  14. Communication and report procedures among the Team Members 
  15. Accurate and effective one (1) target with ladder, from different directions engagement at various distances, during the rules of the use of force, typical escalation and like the UMS antipiracy reaction plan defines 
  16. Team members are present at a presentation for combat medical trauma and are trained in treating an injured person at the bridge wings and transferring him into the vessel