Defence Headquarters, 04 MAY ‘23 (RBDF): In keeping with the country’s collaborative framework to strengthen cooperative partnerships with its regional and international partners, Senior Lieutenant Kendrick Rodney and Petty Officer Denwin Adams of The Guyana Defence Force successfully completed their sea-rider training with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Sea Training Department.

The men were presented with their certificates during a brief ceremony held on May 2 at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR by Captain Coral Harbour, Captain Glenn McPhee and Executive Officer

of Sea Training, Senior Lieutenant Themo Berkley. They are now the third international group to complete their sea-rider training with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

Subjects covered during the three week course from April 24 to May 2 included Bridge Management, Voyage Planning, Engine Room Management, Firefighting (Practical and Theory), Rules of the Road, Survival, Abandon Ship drills and theory, Seamanship, Damage Control and Simulator Training. On completion of the training, the officers got an opportunity to take a brief sea trip aboard the patrol craft HMBS LEON LIVINGSTON SMITH.

Also, in attendance at the ceremony were Lieutenant Valdez Lopez, Operations Officer of the Sea Training Department and Force Chief Petty Officer Pedro Rolle, Warrant Admin Officer.

This collaborative Maritime Law Enforcement effort is a part of Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s National Maritime Security Strategy to strengthen the Royal Bahamas Defence Force through continued exchanges with regional and international partners

(Story and Photos by: Woman Marine Raven Hepburn)

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