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The current method is to pull from a ship’s crew. There’s a very wide range of trades on the boarding party since one of their roles is to be a prize crew and sail a vessel based on their experience and skills alone. It used to be the case that personnel on the boarding team had often been forced to take the course to fill positions since as a NBP member you were often required to fill the duties of the NBP alongside your actual duties as a stoker, ET, bosun, etc. This method is now obsolete with the introduction of ENBP or Boarding Party 3.0.
The ENBP is a unit consisting of multiple boarding teams who are posted to that unit and train exclusively with each other to build as a team. When a ship deploys, an ENBP team will be posted to that ship with NBP being their only role.