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MSAF Trains Waiqanake Seafarers

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports conducted the Boat Masters and Class 6 Restricted Master/Engineer Training for seafarers in Waiqanake
28 Feb 2018 14:34
MSAF Trains Waiqanake Seafarers
Waiqanake seafarers with Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou (seated fourth from left) and MSAF chief executive officer John Tunidau (seated fifth from left) after the Boat Masters and Class 6 Restricted Master/Engineer Training at Waiqanake outside Lami. Photo: MSAF

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports conducted the Boat Masters and Class 6 Restricted Master/Engineer Training for seafarers in Waiqanake village outside Lami.

The training took place from February 22 – 23, 2018.

Participants were taught about safety, navigation, maintenance, voyage planning and use of equipment while at sea.

“MSAF conducts boat masters training regularly to ensure seafarers, especially in rural areas, get regular and affordable access to safety and general maritime training,” said MSAF CEO, John Tunidau.

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou closed the two-week event congratulating the graduates who received their seafarers’ certification.

Mr Tuitubou also provided tools and farming equipment to Waiqanake village to assist them in the development of their ginger farm as part of Government’s plan to assist Fijians in the agriculture sector.

Boat master’s training included the use of important Life Saving Appliances (LSA) such as life jackets, which MSAF has made available at Post Fiji Offices across the Fiji.

MSAF continues to provide safety training across Fiji.

– MSAF

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