Marine Institute takes media on tour of its Offshore Safety and Survival Centre

Published on February 29, 2012

The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) gave members of the media a tour of the new environmental theatre and helicopter underwater escape trainer at its Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) in Foxtrap this morning.

Glenn Blackwood, vice-president of Memorial University (Marine Institute), and Robert Rutherford, director of OSSC, conducted the tour which included a demonstration of new training capabilities including an environmental pool with wave, wind, rain and sound control, and a high fidelity helicopter underwater escape trainer (HUET). 

A news release notes the OSSC delivers a comprehensive range of safety, survival and emergency response training to the offshore petroleum, marine transportation, fishing and land-based industries. It works closely with industry, researchers and industry associations to improve safety technologies and practices and can design and customize courses to meet specific training needs of its clients.

More to come on The Telegram website and coverage in Thursday’s print edition.