SERASA, Friday, 09 July 2021 – The closing ceremony of Basic General Mechanic (GM144) Weapon and Marine Course was held at the Multi-purpose Room Watermanship Sport Complex in Serasa. The course was conducted over a period of 24 weeks, which commenced on 18th January 2021 until 09th July 2021 under the management of Maritime Technical Schools (MTS).
Present as the Guest of Honour was Lieutenant Haji Marjidi bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Marine Engineering Officer of KDB DARUTTAQWA Royal Brunei Navy (RBN). Also, in attendance was Police Marine Sergeant Major (POLMAR), RBN officers, senior ranks and instructors. A total of 13 participants attended the course, of which 12 from RBN personnel and 1 from POLMAR personnel.
The course is a mandatory for ordinary rate of RBN personnel for their career progression. The objective of this course is to train as qualified technical personnel that are knowledgeable and able to operate systems on board according to the correct and safe procedures. Building on the fundamentals, the participants are trained on subjects such as Technical Subjects, Fire Fighting and Damage Control (FFDC), Ship System and Equipment Training, amongst others.