Japanese, US Coast Guard Train at Resolve Maritime Academy
The JMSDF sailors participated in three intensive maritime training events, including shipboard firefighting, search and rescue, and damage control training in Resolve Maritime Academy’s two-story wet trainer.
The shipboard firefighting along with the search and rescue events were held on the Resolve Maritime Academy’s T/V Gray Manatee, a 140 ft. LOA shipboard firefighting simulator, designed by Resolve’s very own engineering staff specifically for marine firefighting training. The Japanese sailors had the opportunity to experience real fire and, smoke and flooding courtesy of Resolve’s industry-best facilities.
“We were humbled and honored to have hosted such an impressive group of sailors,” said Resolve Maritime Academy Director Denise Jones. “The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force were the most gracious guests and everyone from Resolve was impressed by their maritime knowledge and poise under pressure during the intense training events.”
The event was also attended by the Deputy Port Director of Port Everglades as well as veterans and volunteers from MISSION UNITED in partnership with the United Way of Broward County.