On March 4, 20 trainees from the Basic Training course for the Seychelles Coast Guard took part in a training exercise covering the use of electronic navigation equipment. The training was delivered by Seychelles Coast Guard trainers and EUNAVFOR with support from EUCAP Nestor on board the French EUNAVFOR Flagship Siroco.
The trainees received practical and theoretical instruction in how to use equipment such as GPS, AIS, ECDIS, radar and gyrocompass.
"This training was very useful," said the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard, Lt Col Dine. "It provided the trainees with a hands-on instruction on how to handle essential navigation equipment. I am grateful to EUNAVFOR and EUCAP Nestor for their support."
The Basic Training Program is a 27-week course for the Seychelles Coast Guard. It has been developed by the Coast Guard and EUCAP Nestor and covers various aspects of maritime security and the Coast Guard functions.