The Nippon Foundation’s “Enhancing Coast Guard Capability in Micronesian States” Program is supporting the training of three officers from the Division of Maritime Security and Fish & Wildlife Protection (DMSFWP).

Three officers have been studying at an engine manufacturer’s training center in Singapore since October 13 to acquire knowledge and maintenance skills for the patrol vessel PSS KEDAM’s main engine. They are expected to acquire the knowledge that will enable them to investigate the cause of any failure as engine officer through this study.

This is essential for maintaining the operation of KEDAM and is extremely important as it is directly linked to the surveillance of Palau’s EEZ.

The Nippon Foundation will contribute to Palau’s maritime safety by supporting the cost necessary for the operation of the provided KEDAM and small patrol boats (fuel, maintenance, and satellite communication costs), as well as providing training for the officer on vessel operation and maintenance.

This training will be conducted until 3 November. Also, from November 7th, another three Officers are scheduled to participate in the training on main engine electricity.

The Nippon Foundation expects all three successes in their studies and apply these skills after returning to Palau. (PR)

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