At the time of going to Press there were 65 students under training at NYD - (46 on IDSA and 9 for the Norwegian rescue boats). Students are from several Countries and classroom teaching is held in four groups, two in Norwegian, one in English and one in Russian. So it is challenging to organise the instructors. The practical work is carried out from six diving stations and with average temperatures minus 10-
that can also be a logistic and technical challenge.
The underwater welding capacity is also being expanded and in 2010 three complete packaged welding sets were bought from Speciality Welds (UK) and it is planned to buy 2 more.
The Scuba training facilities are being uppgraded by building a brand new scuba station using six complete new Interspiro scuba sets with twin composite tubes and two Interspiro DP sets (high preassure umbilical). A second hand small
1.300 mm twin lock chamber
has also been purchased and when upgraded and certiﬁed it will be used to back up the Scuba
training. Three new A-frames are being
built and mounted to take diving baskets, and when ﬁnished there will be seven diving
baskets in operation on the pier. Our new ofﬁce is now ﬁnished and also our new conference room for eight to ten people.