OCC’s new Mariner Training Center breaks ground

September 26, 2019 | Daily Pilot via Los Angeles Times

Orange Coast College is building bridges in Newport Beach — literally. Construction on the Costa Mesa college’s new Professional Mariner Training Center is officially underway following a groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon, and it will connect to the marine program’s sailing and rowing base at Newport Harbor — just across the street — by a skyway bridge over West Coast Highway.

It also will have simulations of the bridge of a ship.

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