The Falmouth Marine & Environmental Services Department has been awarded a Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Port Security Grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $71,000. The funding will be used for advanced maritime training courses, to be offered by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) in the spring of 2015.
The grant will pay for the training of 60 student members of the Cape and Islands Harbormaster’s Association. The courses will include the enhanced vessel operators course, stop and pursuit, and the tactical operators course.
The Marine & Environmental Services Department hosted similar NASBLA training this past spring through FY2013 Port Security Grant funding.