The Boat Crew course requires extensive classroom, dockside, and on-the water training. It is also a physically demanding program and requires an ongoing time commitment after certification. Boat Crew members perform their duties under supervision of a Coxswain. Crew members participate in safety, search and rescue, Navigation Systems (ATON), and marine safety patrols. Members may volunteer during emergencies, have extended days on the water during inclement weather or be tasked to multi-day patrols. The course is taught throughout the entire year and is available to any BQ member. Material presented includes: line handling, navigation, night patrol, radio communication, first aid, emergency drills, towing, and marlinspike. Team Coordination Training (TCT) qualification is required. Passing the course requires successful completion of a dockside oral exam and demonstration of on-the-water skills before an experienced Qualification Examiner.