On day two of Marine Safety and Environmental Protection classes, the freshmen had the opportunity to move about the ship to perform a Safety Audit. An audit is like an inspection; everyone wants to pass an inspection, especially when the safety of everyone on board is at stake.
The purpose of doing a safety audit is to make sure that the people working on the ship are practicing safety. This means that there should be no safety hazards; or if there are, they should be clearly marked. Well, the T.S. Kennedy passed her safety audit! Some of the things that the freshmen did have to touch upon were other cadets performing maintenance tasks not quite up to par with their personal protective equipment. I must have said this about one hundred times, but safety comes first! You always need to protect yourself. Everyone on board has to be strict with themselves and the people around them to ensure that safety is constantly at the top of their list.
|Cadets launch an XBT|
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Understand why Oceanographers think its important to study the Ocean.
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Find out about the technology used to study the oceans.