Austal Trains TTCG Personnel

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 15, 2009

More than 90 personnel from the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) have completed a comprehensive Austal vessel training program in preparation for the delivery of six vessel Fast Patrol Craft fleet in early 2010. The crew training program - held at Austal’s training facilities in Western Australia - familiarized TTCG personnel with the specific features and capabilities of the 30 m Fast Patrol Craft, equipping them with the skills necessary to operate the vessels and perform basic maintenance. Ordered in 2008, the all-aluminum fast patrol boats will support the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard in providing surveillance in the country’s internal waters, the archipelagic territorial sea and its exclusive economic zone.

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