Merchant Vessel Inspection Guide (MVIG) Training Support Package


The Technical Support Working Group has released the Training Support Package (TSP) for the Merchant Vessel Inspection Guide for use by Federal, State, and Local government personnel, port security operations personnel, and others in the inspection of large merchant vessels for indicators of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

The MVIG TSP trains personnel that maybe involved with the inspection of merchant vessels to determine various indicators of suspect hidden Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on a range of vessel types. The MVIG TSP contains a 520-page instructor manual, a CD-ROM containing all course materials, and a DVD containing classroom supporting materials.

The MVIG TSP is restricted documentation and media that is available only to Federal, State, and Local governments involved in security and counter-terrorism activities. The package is also approved for NATO release. Contractors providing security services to these agencies may also procure the MVIG TSP. All orders must first be confirmed by the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) prior to being sent to the Government Printing Office (GPO). The cost for each MVIG TSP is $242. Order GPO Stock Number 008-001-00186-0

Before ordering from GPO, please send an e-mail to [email protected] for approval. In the email please include quantity desired, contact name, organization name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. Security contractors must also provide similar sponsoring government agency contact information to verify their need to acquire the MVIG TSP. Confirmation of the order will be approved via e-mail with an approval number. The MVIG TSP can then be ordered from GPO, accompanied by a copy of the confirmation e-mail and approval number, as follows:

Orders accompanied by the TSWG approval number may be placed via e-mail, fax, and mail. Online:, E-mail: [email protected]; Phone: Toll free (866) 512-1800, DC Area: (202) 512-1800, Fax: (202) 512-2250 at any time; Mail: send to: Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0001. All orders require prepayment, either by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/NOVUS, or GPO Deposit Account.