I have no report of any changes to the Deepwater Horizon disaster to report this evening. Paul Beal, General Manager of the Florida Sea Base, is out of town this week and has asked me to post an update on the Florida Sea Base website tomorrow.
Today was day one of staff training at the Florida Sea Base. We spent the day reviewing policies, rules and regulations. We also watched a required video for all of the staff (divers and sailors) who are required by the US Coast Guard to participate in a random drug testing program. This evening we will meet after dinner to review first aid procedures specific to scuba diving scenarios.
It’s almost bedtime now. We have finished the review of first aid for scuba diving. Capt. Alex Bergstedt lead the session and did a great job. Many of the the staff members asked great questions.
While walking from the classroom out to my boat, I saw a young lady in a Florida Sea Base uniform taking photos. Her name is April and she is majoring in photography. I introduced myself and was pleasantly surprised when she told me that she and her mother read my blog. Thanks April, and April’s mom. And if April’s mom is reading this specific post, I would like to say you have a pleasant, polite daughter. (And she’s getting some great photos with the new camera.)
It’s officially past my bed time and we have another L O N G day of staff training tomorrow. The scuba staff will be swimming, snorkeling, diving and practicing rescue scenarios from breakfast until dinner time and then reviewing oxygen provider protocols in the evening. I expect to have some sort of oil update tomorrow. Thanks for reading.
Aboard S/V Escape