Marine Institute’s environmental theatre and helicopter underwater escape trainer
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- - March 1, 2012 at 13:04:45
Too bad they wouldn't get the international OPITO approval. There are more Newfoundlanders working offshore overseas than work offshore Newfoundland and we have to leave the province to get training that is certified internationally!!! I just returned from Louisiana for this but I would rather have done it at home.
- Busy Bayman
- - March 1, 2012 at 08:25:23
I've experienced this setup while taking part in the training at Survival Systems Ltd in Dartmouth a few year ago. Pretty neat system that can add some of the psychological experiences to the training which is good. The more "hands on" the better. However, at my time of training they could not use the 'theatre' during the HUET exercise and I believe they still can't, with the exception of military training which they let it go full blast. But we did get to ramp it up during the liferaft exercise. It was good to experience a simulated wind, rain, lightening and sounds as well as the waves. Some people actually got a bit frieghtened. Once they get approved to use the simulation during the HUET for civilian training it will be a great addition. I look forward to that. It was a fun experience, coming from someone who can't swim a stroke!!