Navigation course from the Royal Navy has 10 Barbadian graduates
Participants from Barbados and other CARICOM members have spent the past 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).
The “Navvies,” as British sailors are wont to say, have studied a number of areas, including the following topics:
Participants had the opportunity to put the training to practical use with day and night exercises on board the assets of the Barbados Coast Guard and the RSS.
Certificates of completion were presented to the graduands by H.E. Mrs Victoria Dean, British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Her Excellency was joined by Colonel Alvin Quintyne, Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force and Lt Commander Howard Clark, leader of the visiting RN Maritime Training Team.