MarineSafety Conducts Trident Team Training For USN With Simulators

A special close-in navigation and maneuvering course was recently conducted for 15 officers and men of the soon-to-be commissioned USS Tennessee, the first Trident II submarine.

The submarine team training is a new course conducted by MarineSafety International at its Newport, R.I., simulator complex.

For the past two years MarineSafety has been conducting shiphandling training for up to 1,000 officers a year who are attending the Surface Warfare Officers School. Over 15 types of Navy ships and numerous ports are simulated to provide training for Surface Officers prior to at-sea assignments.Four visual shiphandling ship simulators were utilized for the Trident training.

MarineSafety's instructors for the course were experienced submarine commanders recently retired from the Navy. They worked in close cooperation with the sub's present commanding officers (Blue and Gold Crews).

Similar courses are planned for other Trident pre-commissioning crews and the training is expected to be made available for other types of operational submarine crews.

MarineSafety, a professional training organization, is a wholly owned subsidiary of FlightSafety International, with corporate headquarters at LaGuardia Airport, New York. MarineSafety operates simulator research and training facilities at Kings Point, N.Y., and Newport, R.I.

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