Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Training in Romania

While moored in Constanta, Romania, STOUT Sailors conducted Medical, Damage Control and Visit, Board, Search, & Seizure (VBSS) training with Romanian Naval forces. The training teams covered a wide variety of topics, such as pipe-patching, firefighting, compliant ship entry procedures, and personnel searching methods. While this helps strengthen ties with Black Sea allies and promote their professional knowledge, it also serves to strengthen our crew's abilities, and teach them about the methods of our allies.

Additionally, we provided tours to many Romanian Navy Officers, NCOs, and Midshipmen. Our guests were able to see the foc'scle, pilothouse, engineering control, and several other areas. These types of tours provide the opportunity to gain a more detailed understanding of our mission areas and abilities. Several STOUT Junior Officers enjoyed the opportunity to show off the ship.