This course is designed to provide information and hands on training to students and dive team members who may be called upon to search the hulls of vessels in port and at anchor as part of security screening, evidence recovery or other purposes.
Underwater hull inspections are considered an overhead environment and as such require additional training, safety measures and team protocols when these operations are occurring. It will often entail additional risk, extremely poor diving conditions and specific skill sets are required to accomplish the mission successfully.
The purpose of the ERDI Hull Inspection course is to provide the team members the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct hull inspections while identifying hazards not only to the team members but the public as well such as pollution, explosive recognition, contraband and the physical hazards such as overhead environment, intakes, exhaust, steering mechanisms and other dangers.
After successful completion of the ERDI Hull Inspection Ops program, team members are expected to understand protocols, search patterns and hazards to successfully conduct vessel hull inspections.