The River School offers a variety of courses, both those required by Coast Guard regulations and others for individual professional development. Courses are all transportable making them convenient and cost effective. Instructors are professionals with service in the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Merchant Marine and the river industry. All are highly qualified in their field and are experienced, proven training professionals. The River School offers many other services as well, such as U.S. Coast Guard License Preparation, Consultation Services and Professional Books & Training Videos.
Types of Courses
- Maritime Security
- Radar Observer
- Special Programs
Specific Course Samples
Steersman of Towing Vessels/Master/Mate100/200T - Western Rivers
Five to seven day course which includes a Coast Guard-approved Rules of the Road course. Students are prepared by traditional means to pass the Coast Guard exams for deck general, navigation practical and navigation general. (Master/Mate 100/200T requires an additional exam for inspected vessel safety.)
River Radar Observer
Three-day Coast Guard approved course, required initial training for operators of towing vessels equipped with radar on Western Rivers. Class lectures are combined with full function simulation on Furuno radars. Ship motion, multiple contacts in river scenarios, and environmental effects are just some of the capabilities of the radar simulator.
Tankerman-PIC (Barge) Dangerous Liquids
Four-day, Coast Guard approved cargo course. Required initial training for new tank barge tankermen who will handle dangerous liquids.
Training Videos Offered
Minutes to Live! video sample
Personal survival skills for working rivermen. NOW ON DVD! Teaches specific methods and techniques needed to improve your chances of surviving an accidental fall into the river.
Fall Overboard Protection video sample
A series of four fire safety training videos filmed on towboats. Designed as a resource for the onboard training required by Coast Guard regulations. Includes an Instructor’s Manual complete with lesson plans and our Towboat Fire Safety text.
Towboat Fire Safety video sample
A series of four fire safety training videos filmed on towboats. NOW ON DVD! Designed as a resource
for the onboard training required by Coast Guard regulations.
Checkout all services offered by The River School at www.riverschool.com.
If you would like to register in a course or order a video now, call 901-525-7001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.