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Military, maritime school formalise deal to boost relations

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A MEMORANDUM of understanding was signed yesterday between the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Fiji Maritime Academy to boost relations between the organisations.

The MOU formalises the seafarers training that has been carried out for years at the naval base in Togalevu outside Suva.

Navy Commander Commander John Fox said their association with the maritime school went back to the inception of the Fiji Navy in 1975.

"There has always been an association with them but what we are signing today is putting formally what we have been doing together all these years," Cdr Fox said.

"This is just the beginning of better things to come not only for the RFMF but for all our young seafarers out there.

"I know there have been talks about this industry and the amount of jobs available for young men and women out there — right now there is a worldwide shortage of seafarers and Fiji can put themselves on the market to provide qualified young men and women to serve not only the country but the world."

He said the navy had been involved in firefighting for long and they were always ready to help their brothers in terms of seafarers in firefighting training.

"We have been training merchant seamen for the last 10 years or so but the event today is to formalise this agreement.

"The Fiji Maritime Academy has gone through a new management system and we have formalised all these training programs with the memorandum of understanding that we have signed today.

"There were no formal arrangements from previous years and this was to make it formal."

The MOU was signed by the Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed- Khaiyum, RFMF Commander Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga and Commander Navy, Commander John Fox.








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