NPR's story this AM on bridge simulator training and the merchant marine

nice they actually had a story about our profession although they gave Richie Phillips too much credit…

[B]The Closest You Can Get To Piloting A Container Ship[/B]

by Wade Goodwyn May 25, 2014 7:57 AM ET

6 min 25 sec

Care to learn how to dock a gigantic freighter in a tight harbor? Or how to fend off pirates? Well there’s a merchant marine simulator in Maryland where you can train for those scenarios, and more.

and they alluded to the loss of jobs to foreign mariners but did not at all go into the national security implications of this happening. That too would have also been nice…