Six Philippine Coast Guard personnel have successfully completed various specialization courses at US Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, Virginia this September.
Said personnel were the last batch of the seventh iteration sent by the PCG this year as part of the continuous program by International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of US Embassy Manila in collaboration with the USCG.
Last 27 September 2019, Seaman First Class (SN1) Raymond Alumbro PCG and SN1 Ace Sarsale PCG have successfully completed the Machinery Technician’s “A” School while Seaman Second Class Jimmy Saba PCG also graduated with the same course last 13 September this year.
The 13-week training allows the participants to be fully equipped and knowledgeable in operation maintenance, and repair of machinery such as hand and machine tools, piping, tubing, flex hose, leadership, basic administration, hydraulics, internal combustion engine, lubrication system, cooling system, fuel system, diesel engine overhaul, basic electricity and electrical equipment, auxiliary machinery, refrigeration, clutches gears, shafting, boat trailers, and outboard engines.
Last 20 September, three other PCG personnel namely Petty Officer Third Class Desto Dangkeo PCG, SN1 Joseph Enricoso PCG and SN1 Leonard Jayson Santos PCG also completed the Gunner’s Mate “A” School which is an intensive 13-week course which deals with all the aspect of firearms (marksmanship training, function and usage), mechanical operation and electronic function of weapon systems, leadership and basic administration. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD