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USCG Safety & Security Training and Other Maritime Courses in Jackson, MO & Online

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Established in 1995, Rushing Marine Service began specializing in consulting and training of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) Responsible Carrier Program (RCP) and U.S. Coast Guard regulations. Since then, Rushing Marine has evolved into providing a variety of services to help the customers in the towing industry. Rushing Marine is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified company.

The company specializes in training programs and seminars that cover Responsible Carrier Program, Safety and Health, and Maritime Security issues in accordance with USCG, OSHA and MSHA regulations on a wide range of topics. Besides the on class and onsite training, Rushing Marine also provides online training in safety and security.

Training Programs


Training Programs

Class Training & Workshops

  • Rules Of the Road Refresher Training (Navigation Rules for Inland Rivers) (3 hours): The course begins with a lecture about rules of the road and how they came to be used to make navigation safer. After the lecture, participants are placed into groups and asked to find the answers to approximately 35 questions by looking through a Navigation Rules book. The participants then join back into one group and there is an organized discussion about each question and answer.
  • USCG Boarding Form Presentation (6-7 hours): In this presentation they discuss the regulations that are on the USCG Boarding Form. At the end of this class each participant will have a copy of our current Regulations Handbook for Uninspected Towing Vessels that has each boarding form regulation highlighted.
  • USCG Marine Casualty Reporting and Investigation Presentation (3 hours): This presentation helps employees understand the process the Coast Guard uses to investigate casualties and includes discussions of: marine casualty reporting requirements, chemical testing required after a marine casualty, marine casualty investigations by USCG, personnel investigations by USCG, and a discussion of certain Commandant's Decisions on Appeal.
  • Person In Charge (PIC) Training (5 hours): This includes training as required by 33 CFR 155.710 (e) and 33 CFR 155.715.
  • Captain/Pilot Organizational Levels of Authority Review (1 hour): This program helps towing vessel personnel understand the basic concept of Root Cause Analysis and apply those thought processes to incidents and near misses that occur in the workplace.
  • Crew Retention (1-1.5 hours): Basic crew retention presentation is a lecture with break-out groups at strategic points during the lecture. The material covers basic characteristics and needs of individuals and adapts that to towing vessel crewmembers. The session is aimed at supervisors and equips them to better understand the needs of newer employees which must be met if the new employee is to remain employed in the industry.
  • Inter-Generational Issues for Managers and Supervisors (1.5 hours): This material goes beyond the more generic characteristics and needs and delves into the individual characteristics and needs of each of the four basic generations that are employed in the industry, today. This material is designed to better equip older supervisors to understand how to deal with younger generations and how to meet their needs. This material is intended to take the crew retention issue to the next level.
  • Maritime Security Training for Company and Facility Security Officers (1.5 hours): This comprehensive training seminar is designed to meet the Coast Guard requirements of Facility and/or Company Security Officers as listed in 33 CFR Parts 104 and 105.
  • Maritime Security Training for Vessel Security Officers (5 hours): This training program meets the requirements of 33 CFR Part 104 for Vessel Security Officers.
  • Maritime Security Training for Persons with Security Duties (2-3 hours): This training program meets the requirements of 33 CFR Parts 104 and 105 for person with security duties.
  • Maritime Security Training for Persons without Security Duties (1.5 hours): This training program meets the requirements of 33 CFR Parts 101, 104, and 105 for persons without security duties.
  • Responsible Carrier Workshops (RCP) (1.5 days): This scenario based training was developed to exercise a company's Responsible Carrier Program (RCP) using a series of scenarios developed to address a large number of the issues that may be encountered by persons applying the policies and procedures of a company's RCP.
  • Emergency Response Drill Preparation and Exercise (1-1.5 hours): This material is designed to help towing vessel personnel properly prepare for conducting training sessions covering the company's emergency response plans and procedures and then conducting and evaluating the emergency response drills for that particular type of emergency
  • Root Cause Analysis (1 hour): This program helps towing vessel personnel understand the basic concept of Root Cause Analysis and apply those thought processes to incidents and near misses that occur in the workplace.

Online Training

  • Security Training for Company Security Officers & Facility Security Officers
  • Security Training for Vessel Security Officers
  • Security Training for Vessel/Facility Employees with Security Duties
  • Security Training for Vessel/Facility Employees without Security Duties

Last updated: Mar 19, 2017

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