Nine-week course consists of instruction in patrol craft familiarization, mission
planning, navigation in riverine and littoral environments, intercepts, seamanship,
the use of GPS, grid maps, radar and night vision equipment, basic communications,
principles of board and search, patrol formations, weapons training, patrol craft
movement and formations during daylight and night time hours, insertion and extraction
of forces, immediate action drills. A final riverine and littoral field training
exercise which is conducted in conjunction with the Patrol Officer’s Communication
Course to ensure that all students have accomplished course objectives.