PCG conducts 5-day water search and rescue and rubber boat operations training in La Union

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm 

MANILA, May 27 — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) fortified its preparation for the upcoming rainy season through the conduct of a 5-day (May 24-28) Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) and Rubber Boat Operations and Maintenance (RBOM) Training Course in Poro Point, City of San Fernando, La Union.

The PCG's District Northern Luzon (DNLZ) coordinated the training with the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council La Union (PDCC-LU).

Twenty-five participants of PDCC-LU including some PNP and BFP personnel and 16 Coast guardians of the North cross-trained with the rescue divers of the Coast Guard Special Operations Group.

The primary goal of WASAR-RBOM training is to train the students to become competent rescuers in water-related incidents.

The training also developed self-confidence, determination, teamwork and camaraderie among the students who may eventually be working together in future water search and rescue operations.

PCG Commandant Admiral Wilfredo D. Tamayo lauded the above-mentioned efforts and initiatives of PCG-DNLZ under the leadership of Commodore Athelo Ybaòez.

The former also enjoined other Coast Guard Districts to likewise ensure the high state of preparedness of search and rescue surface, air and manpower assets under their respective areas of responsibility. (PNA) vcs/JES

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