2 Dominicans complete Royal Navy Navigation Course
166 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews 2 Dominicans complete Royal Navy Navigation Course by: – February 2, 2015 Share Share Share Erwin Burton receiving the certificates of completion from HE Mrs Victoria Dean.Participants from Dominica and other Regional Security System member states have spent two weeks at the Barbados Coast Guard Headquarters, HMBS PELICAN, attending a Basic Navigation course, delivered by a visiting training team from the Royal Navy (RN).Certificates of completion were handed out by HE Mrs Victoria Dean, British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, to participants at the course’s closing ceremony, a press release from the Office of the British High Commission in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean indicates. She was joined by Col Alvin Quintyne, Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force and Lt Commander Howard Clark, leader of the visiting RN Maritime Training Team.Cyril Corriettereceiving the certificates of completion from HE Mrs Victoria DeanThe participants studied a number of areas, including the following topics: Collision Avoidance Rules, Chartwork, Basic Navigation Plotting, Harbour Hazards, Buoyage, Navigation Safety in Harbour, Command and Control, Coastal Passage Planning, Ship/Boat Handling, Shipping Reports.Participants had the opportunity to put the training to practical use with day and night exercises on board the vessels of the Barbados Coast Guard and the RSS.Mrs Dean congratulated the participants saying, “You are all at the front line in the all important daily battle to stop illicit and dangerous drugs reaching these shores. You are helping stop the flow of marijuana and cocaine into your respective countries.” Sailors from Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda,Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent & the Grenadines also participated in the course.