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Every Mariner Builds A Respectful Culture (EMBARC) Training

Training is essential to improving shipboard culture and eliminating instances of SASH at sea.

Training Requirements

There are three main training requirements for crew members onboard vessels complying with the EMBARC Standards.

  1. Annually

All officers and crew shall be required to complete the SOCP Maritime Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training before a cadet is embarked and to repeat the training annually. Anyone can download this training for free here: SOCP SASH Computer Based Training.

  1. Quarterly

Safety Management Systems shall establish quarterly training requirements for all shipboard personnel (regardless of whether cadets are onboard) on:

  • SASH Prevention
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Reporting Procedures
  • Response Procedures 

  1. Periodically

Incorporate SASH discussions in periodic Vessel Safety Meetings using materials similar to those in the Facilitator’s Guide and Student Workbook in the SOCP SASH Tool Kit.

SOCP Training Materials

MARAD has engaged in a cooperative agreement with SOCP, which provides free resources to mariners regarding sexual misconduct training and response.

Free Resources including the Best Practices Guide and accepted Quarterly Training Materials can be found here: SASH Prevention Materials | SOCP

SASH Contact Training Materials

SASH Contacts are the primary contact ashore for all SASH issues. SASH Contacts must complete the free 40-hour Victim Assistance Training Online provided by the Office for Victims of Crime Training & Technical Assistance Center, or have completed an equivalent training program.