Our bm2 keeping up with some maintenance this morning to keep #bendailey in tip top shape
Another training offered by boat forces and cutter operations branch aboard training center yorktown is senior bridge management. they begin in the classroom learning policies and procedures as we as chart preparation. they then progress to the bridge simulator putting what they learn into practice.
Boatswain's mate "a" school class 01-18 conducted search patterns this morning in the bridge simulator aboard training center yorktown. students are afforded 3 days of their 14 week school in the simulator to practice conducting various search patterns.
Fun fact about boat forces center (bfc) at training center yorktown. bfc is routinely is called upon to be the guinea pig for various projects. here you can see two experimental diesel outboard being tested on a 25' response boat small (rb-s). they are part of an r&d project evaluating the viability of diesel outboards on operational boats.
I should formally introduce myself as part of this takeover. this is bosn wood, i am the current boat forces stan team supervisor. the team of over 50 personnel inspect boat forces units to include small boat stations, aid to navigation teams, marine safety and security teams, marine safety units, marine safety detachments, and maritime safety response teams. this week we have 4 teams on the road.
Underway making way! ⚓️ boatswain's mate "a" school class 14-17 is on the 38 spc-tb as part of their three weeks of small boat training in the york river. during this time they refine their boat crew seamanship skills in preparation for reporting to their next unit as a third class petty officer.
Boat forces center is currently conducting operational testing of the new scaleable integrated navigation system (sins ii). they are working out the kinks and bugs within the system before the package is rolled out throughout the coast guard to thousands of boats and cutters.