September 23, 2016 — The Philippine and U.S. Coast Guards conclude today a two-week Outboard Motor Maintenance Course as part of their continuing collaboration to improve maritime security.
This is the third session of this course, which was also previously held in Palawan and Iloilo City. A total of 18 Philippine Coast Guard personnel participated in the latest session, which was comprised of classroom lectures and practical exercises.
The course focused on basic understanding of engine theory, operation of engine systems, and troubleshooting techniques. The main objective is to equip Philippine Coast Guard personnel with the basics of outboard motor maintenance so they can maximize the use of their vessels and engines.
The U.S. Department of State’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program provided funding for this course. EXBS has supported a variety of training courses for Philippine Coast Guard personnel, both in the Philippines and in the United States.
The EXBS Program is designed to help countries develop and improve their strategic trade and border control systems.