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Dumaguete City, Philippines Friday, February 17, 2017
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Training for crew of sea vessels Feb. 20

Crew members of different types of sea vessels are encouraged to enroll in the modified basic safety training, to be held in Dauin, Negros Oriental, on February 20.

            The MBST is a requirement for individuals to acquire a certification of completion so they can be legitimate crew members of motorized bancas, tourist boats, whale-watching and dolphin-watching boats, dive boats, passenger motorized bancas, fishing boats, and other similar sea craft.

            Crest, a company certified by the Maritime Industry Authority will conduct the training in Dauin, Harold Biglete of Harold’s Dive Shop in Dumaguete City said.

            A fee of P1,500 per person will be collected.

            Biglete is calling on operators and owners of motorized bancas plying Apo Island and Sibulan, Negros Oriental to Liloan, Cebu, dolphin-watching in Bais City, and fishing vessels from Siaton to Bayawan to take the MBST.

            It is a rare opportunity and is cost-cutting as well because they no longer need to travel to Cebu City to take the training course, Biglete added.*JFP

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