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The Maritime Safety Services Command (MSSC) thru its Units Aids to Navigation Service (ANS) and Maritime Safety Services Training Institute (MSSTI) conducted the ATON Maintenance and Repair Package Course which was conducted at Headquarters Coast Guard District Bicol with duration of fifteen (15) days from 28 March to 15 April 2016. The training has a total of twenty-two (22) students, composed of two (2) Officers, seven (7) Non Officers and thirteen (13) Lighthouse Keepers from different stations of CGDBCL.
Aids To Navigation Maintenance and Repair Package Course aboard Headquarters Coast Guard District Bicol (CGDBCL)
The objective of the course was for the students to gain the basic knowledge and skills in the conduct of repair and inspection procedures in the field particularly in lantern lighting system, power source, basic electricity, basic electronics, fundamentals of optical system, buoy laying and its system, repair and trouble shooting of ATON equipment and accessories as well as basic construction and repair of LH structure.
The students conducted actual repair of LS under CGD Bicol AOR: repair of LS Colorada and LS Bugui Point in Aroroy, Masbate; restored LS Guin-awayan in Placer, Masbate which was destroyed by typhoon; repaired LS Bagatao in Matnog, Sorsogon and installed charging controller to all LS in Camarines Norte. After the OJT of the students the operational efficiency of CGD BICOL significantly increased from eighty seven percent (87%) to ninety one percent (91%). The training was successfully completed last 15 April 2016.
Aids To Navigation Maintenance and Repair Package Course aboard Headquarters Coast Guard District Western Visayas (CGDWV)
The Maritime Safety Services Command (MSSC) thru its Units Aids to Navigation Service (ANS) and Maritime Safety Services Training Institute (MSSTI) conducted the ATON Maintenance and Repair Package Course which was conducted at Headquarters Coast Guard District Western Visayas from 19 April - 06 May 2016. The training was attended by total of thirty one (31) students, composed of one (1) Officer, twenty two (22) Non Officers and eight (8) Lighthouse Keepers from different stations of CGDWV.
The students conducted actual repair of LS under CGD Western Visayas AOR: installation of additional battery to LS Culasi and LS Olotayan in CGS Roxas; to conduct installation of charging
controller to LS Tubigan, LS Amparo and LS Tibiao in CGS San Jose de Buenavista; conducted installation of charging controller/installation of flasher lamp changer/replacement of rotating motor assembly in LS Manigonigo, LS Siete Pecados, LS Bondulan & LS Calabasas under the AOR of CGS Iloilo; conducted reset of charging controller in LS Songkolan and LS Nasog in CGS Caticlan and conducted replacement of lantern (fixed RED (ZL-300) in LS Himamaylan, LS Escalante & LS Pulupandan in CGS Bacolod. The training was successfully completed last 06 May 2016.
The Maritime Safety Services Command conducted Basic Incident Command System (ICS) Training from 03-05 May 2016 composed of fifty (50) MSSC personnel. The training aimed in providing MSSC personnel a better understanding on the basics of ICS to be more effective and efficient in managing all available resources such as facilities, equipment, personnel, protocols, and communications in an event or any untoward incidents.
The ICS training is very relevant to the discharge of MSSC functions particularly on MARSAR Group which was recently activated as one of the operational command of MSSC and is mainly responsible in the conduct of maritime search and rescue. Moreover, as a Coast Guard
who plays a major role in responding to maritime incidents, these concepts provide an effective and efficient response on management system.
The training was successfully completed last 05 May 2016 with Commander, Maritime Safety Services Command RADM LUIS M TUASON JR PCG, and Chairperson, RDRRMC IV-A and Regional Director, OCD IV-A, Dir. VICENTE F TOMAZAR, as speakers during the graduation ceremony of the first batch of ICS Trainees at HMSSC.
The Maritime Safety Services Command conducted Vessel Safety Enforcement Inspection (VSEI) Training from 11 to 22 April 2016 composed of twenty-two (22) MSSC personnel which will eventually be distributed to all CG Districts and will serve as Maritime Safety Officer.
The course aimed in providing the Vessel Safety Enforcement Inspection (VSEI) students with an opportunity to enhance their technical capability while performing tasks as inspectors. The training focused on the Memorandum Circulars and Standing Operating Procedures on vessel safety enforcement in accordance with the Republic Act 9993 otherwise known as the
"Philippine Coast Guard Law of 2009" including its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).
To further enhance the knowledge being imparted during classroom instruction, an onboard inspection was also conducted at Coast Guard Sub-station North Harbor wherein the students boarded M/V SOLID GOLD and M/V ST. POPE JOHN PAUL, a cargo vessel and a passenger-cargo vessel bound for Manila-Cebu-Cagayan de Oro route, respectively. The actual inspection was made purposely to emphasize to the students the proper conduct of MDSD, PDI and VSEI aboard domestic vessels. Moreover, deficiencies found aboard the inspected vessels were presented to the class and a critic was done by no less than the Deputy Commander of MSSC, CAPT JOSEPH B BADAJOS PCG.