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Yokosuka Sailors Receive Recompression Chamber Training

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Yokosuka Sailors Receive Recompression Chamber Training


U.S. NAVY DIVERS ASSIGNED TO SHIP REPAIR FACILITY YOKOSUKA JAPAN UNDERGO THE UNDER WATER EQUIVALENT OF SIXTY FEET OF PRESSURE ON THEIR BODY'S DURING A RECOMPRESSION CHAMBER TRAINING SESSION.

"WE DO IT IN A CONTROLLED FACILITY SO THAT WE CAN WATCH THE CANDIDATE AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY DON'T HAVE ANY ADVERSE AFFECTS FROM PRESSURE UPON THEIR BODY'S. AFTER THAT WE BRING THEM TO THE SURFACE AND WE WATCH THEM AND MAKE SURE THEIR GOOD TO GO AND TO MAKE SURE THEIR A PROPER CANDIDATE TO BECOME A DIVER OR A DMT OR SEAL, EOD.

ALSO KNOWN AS HYPERBARIC CHAMBERS, DEPENDING ON THEIR USE ON LAND OR SEA, THIS CHAMBER IS A PRESSURE VESSEL USED TO REPRODUCE ABOVE NORMAL ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS.

"BEFORE WE CAN CLEAR SOMEONE TO BEGIN TRAINING FOR DIVING DUTY WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN TOLERATE CHANGES IN PRESSURE THAT YOU WOULD EXPERIENCE IN THE WATER COLUM. SO WHAT WE DID TODAY IS WE PUT THEM INSIDE THIS RECOMPRESSION CHAMBER, SEALED THE DOORS AND WE PRESSURIZED IT TO AN EQUIVALENT PRESSURE OF WHAT IT BE IF YOU WENT DOWN TO SIXTY FEET OF SEA WATER."

BY USING THIS METHOD OF TREATMENT, DIVERS CAN CURE DIVING RELATED ILLNESSES SUCH AS DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS OR THE BENDS, BY BRINGING DIVERS DOWN TO DEPTH, CRUSHING BUBBLES THAT MAY FORM IN THEIR BODIES AND LETTING THEM RELEASE NATURALLY THROUGH THE BLOOD STREAM.

"WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER IF SOMETHING HAPPENS OUT THERE ON THE DIVE SITE WE'RE GOING TO BRING THE DIVER BACK HERE, PUT HIM IN SIDE THAT CHAMBER AND SEND HIM DOWN TO THE DEPTH OF RELIEF THAT HE NEEDS TO GET THAT BUBBLE CRUSHED AND SO THAT HE DOESN'T HAVE AN ARTERIAL GAS EMBOLISM OR ANY THING THAT COULD AFFECT HIS BRAIN OR SPINAL CORD OR HIS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT."
TRAINING IN THESE CHAMBERS ALLOWS DIVERS TO RAPIDLY RESPOND IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY AND CAN PREVENT THE POSSIBLE LOSS OF LIFE.

PETTY OFFICER MICHAEL STORY, YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE JAPAN.


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Language: English

Year of Production: N/A

Length: 00.00:59

Country: United States