OCTOBER 13, 2015 - USCG Units Complete Training on VideoRay Pro 4 Remotely Operated Vehicles (VIDEO)

Attendees from Pacific Coast Units Learn How to Operate and Maintain ROVs

Members of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently completed training on their VideoRay Pro 4 ROVs and Teledyne BlueView imaging sonars. Led by Brett Kolb and Craig Thorngren, the USCG training took place in Alameda, California last month. The 16 trainees came from 4 different USCG units around the Pacific Coast area, including San Francisco, Los Angeles/Long Beach, Honolulu, and Seattle.

The USCG training included a standard Pro 4 basic operator training course with a sonar overview, as well as an additional two days for an advanced maintenance course. 

The USCG took advantage of VideoRay's onsite training program, which brings a certified VideoRay trainer directly to the operator's location. This option allows for a more customized and personal training experience, during which operators can learn how to use their ROV in the specific water environment where it will be typically deployed.

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Video from USCG Honolulu Unit

This video was shot by the USCG Maritime Safety and Security Team Honolulu and Regional Dive Locker Pacific in Oahu, after the training course was completed.

Images from USCG ROV & Sonar Training

The USCG Alameda training class (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig Thorngren)
VideoRay trainer Craig Thorngren supervising a group of USCG trainees (PHOTO CREDIT: Brett Kolb)
The classroom portion of the USCG Alameda training (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig Thorngren)
VideoRay trainer Brett Kolb with some of the USCG trainees (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig Thorngren)
One of the USCG trainees deploying their VideoRay Pro 4 ROV with BlueView sonar (PHOTO CREDIT: Craig Thorngren)