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40 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News ? MARCH 2013 Maritime Simulation Institute in Rhode Island will provide professional mari-time training to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps OfÞ cers. In the NOAA Basic OfÞ cer Training Class, professional maritime instructors from the Maritime Simulation Institute will train the initial accession NOAA Corps Of Þ cers in the nautical sciences including basic safety training, seamanship, electronic naviga-tion, ship stability, Rules of the Road, and shiphandling. The class will culminate with critical Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training on full mission ship simulators at the Maritime Simulation Institute. The BRM training will prepare NOAA Corps OfÞ cers to effectively stand their Þ rst navigation watches at sea and to re- spond appropriately to shipboard emer- gencies.?At the Maritime Simulation Institute, we train mariners to mitigate risk and navigate safely and successfully by gain-ing realistic, practical experience on our high Þ delity ship simulators,? said Mar- garet Kaigh Doyle, the Institute?s vice president of development. ?The mari-ners we teach are thoroughly assessed on our simulators under a wide range of operating scenarios and environmental conditions?and as a result, they are pre-pared when they face similar situations on the water. We are proud to offer our services to NOAA and to the important work they do.? The professional maritime instruction will be held at both the NOAA Corps Of- Þ cer Training Center located at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, and at the Maritime Simu-lation Institute?s headquarters in Middle- town, Rhode Island. The experiential simulations used by the Institute are custom tailored to meet each client?s speci Þ c training needs. The NOAA Corps Of Þ cers will not only de- velop their shiphandling skills; they will also be challenged in simulator-training sessions by instances of equipment fail-ure, extreme environments, unusual navigation circumstances and other po-tential emergency situations. TRAININGMSI: Training to NOAA Of Þ cers MR #3 (34-41).indd 40MR #3 (34-41).indd 403/1/2013 10:00:37 AM3/1/2013 10:00:37 AM

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