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Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of March 2013 Marine Technology Magazine MSI to Provide Professional Maritime Training to NOAA O cers The Maritime Simulation Institute will provide professional maritime training to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad- ministration (NOAA) Corps OfÞ cers. In the NOAA Basic Of- Þ cer Training Class, maritime instructors from the Maritime Simulation Institute will train the initial accession NOAA Corps OfÞ cers in the nautical sciences including basic safe- ty training, seamanship, electronic navigation, ship stability, Rules of the Road, and shiphandling. The class will culminate with critical Bridge Resource Man-agement (BRM) training on full mission ship simulators at the Maritime Simulation Institute. The BRM training will pre- pare NOAA Corps OfÞ cers to effectively stand their Þ rst navi- gation watches at sea and to respond appropriately to ship- board emergencies. The maritime instruction will be held at both the NOAA Corps OfÞ cer Training Center located at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, and at the Maritime Simulation InstituteÕs headquarters in Middletown, RI. The experiential simulations used by the Institute are cus- tom tailored to meet each clientÕs speciÞ c training needs. The NOAA Corps OfÞ cers will not only develop their shiphan- dling skills; they will also be challenged in simulator-training sessions by instances of equipment failure, extreme environ- ments, unusual navigation circumstances and other potential emergency situations. Maritime Simulation Institute instructors are providing pro- fessional maritime training as part of the current NOAA Ba- sic OfÞ cer Training Class, which is now underway and will continue through the end of May 2013. In addition to the ongoing nautical instruction for NOAAÕs newest Ensigns in the Basic OfÞ cer Training Class, for the past three years, the Maritime Simulation Institute has also provided simulation training in Advanced Watchkeeping for NOAA mid-career ofÞ cers as part of NOAAÕs Refresher Training, or REFTRA. The REFTRA course prepares NOAA Corps OfÞ cers rotating from shore assignments back to sea, often in command of one of NOAAÕs ß eet of ships. MTR #2 (34-49).indd 49MTR #2 (34-49).indd 493/6/2013 1:27:11 PM3/6/2013 1:27:11 PM

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