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.