RCM-SAR has developed two Transport Canada approved courses centred around on-the-water training, Simulator scenarios and classroom exercises.
1. The SARnav-1 Course (Small Vessel Operators Proficiency for Crew Operations) was designed for Coast Guard and volunteer crewmembers who have been members for 10 months, as well as personnel from outside agencies and SAR partners. The course focuses on basic and practical navigation skills in a 3-person crew dynamic on board fast response craft. Participants are awarded an RCM_SAR SARnav-1 certificate as well as a Transport Canada SVOP certificate upon successful completion.
2012 Course Dates for SARnav-1 (SVOP):
2. The SARnav-2 Course (Practical Pilotage Techniques for Reduced Visibility), is reserved for RCM-SAR members who have attended RHIOT, and personnel from all outside agencies who would like to learn skills in small crew management, positive control and how to maintain situational awareness using charts, RADAR and electronic charting tools, when operating at night and in reduced visibility at higher speeds. Participants are awarded an RCM-SAR SARnav-2 certificate as well as a Transport Canada SEN/L certificate upon successful completion.
2012 Course Dates for SARnav-2 (SEN-L):