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Autonomous Workboats

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TRAINING “The geographical location of

Texas A&M Maritime Academy in

Galveston, Texas, makes it the go to academy for well-trained third mates to work in the brown water, oil patch, and coastal towing industries.” – Admiral Michael Rodriguez,

Superintendent of Texas A&M

Maritime Academy purchased from Kongsberg. And, that’s important because


Kongsberg has positioned itself as an industry leader in

Texas A&M could have partnered with other accredi- this technology, with countless installations worldwide on tation bodies, but in the end, they turned to the Gulf working vessels, supported by dozens of training centers Coast-based OSVDPA. The mission of the OSVDPA employing Kongsberg equipment. is to improve the safety of dynamic positioning opera-

Armed with the new training opportunities, graduating tions by providing a pathway to training and certi

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