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ROV Underwater Hazardous Device Search Course

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:52 pm
by scott_bentley
ROV Underwater Hazardous Device Search Course

Wayne Stoner, Senior Program Manager, Maritime Security, A-T Solutions, Inc.

To keep pace with the constantly changing threats to national and international maritime critical infrastructure, we must be able to identify and understand the underwater hazardous device (UHD) terrorist threat. By learning to use remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) effectively, law enforcement and first responders can rapidly assess and mitigate a UHD event without placing a diver in the water or unnecessarily tagging out a ship. Recent modifications to the ROV and ancillary equipment along with improved tactics will be discussed. Updates will be given on the Office of Grants and Training certification and agencies requesting the training.

The mobile design of the course brings the solution to customer facilities or operational environments. Operators can use existing ROVs or have an ROV delivered with the training. A-T Solutions instructors present the most current terrorist tactics, UHD design, construction, and deployment techniques. The course introduces participants to ROV UHD searching, reconnaissance, identification, and marking. Training emphasizes tactics, techniques, and procedures for working around and under large-vessel hulls, piers, pipelines, gas and oil platforms, and bridges. The 5-day course consists of 1 day of classroom instruction and 4 days of practical application under realistic, field exercise scenarios.


PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:23 pm
by scott_bentley


PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:22 pm
by scott_bentley
Mr. Stoner currently serves as Maritime Advisor to the National Tactical Officers Association. He is a highly decorated Navy combat veteran dual qualified as a Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician / Navy SEAL with seasoned expertise in tactics, tools and procedures for the full spectrum of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Naval Special Warfare and security operations.

Mr. Stoner currently serves as the Department of Homeland Security Program Manager for the Underwater Hazardous Device (UHD) Program. The UHD Program has been presented in every major port in the United States and over 2000 Public Safety Divers have been trained. Mr. Stoner also is the alternate Program Manager for the USCG Underwater Terrorism Preparedness Plans and Workshops being conducted in all major U. S. Ports. Mr. Stoner frequently speaks at Maritime Conferences on behalf of USCG, TSWG or DHS.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:26 pm
by scott_bentley