Ratings and Training Undergo at the 68th SQRT

Between 23 December 2019 to 17 January 2020, 15 experienced Ratings were trained by the Singapore (Nantong) International Maritime Institute (SNIMI), in Nantong, China, to communicate effectively in English to minimize potential misunderstandings and miscommunication with other team members onboard vessels.

These Ratings also had the opportunity to be trained in other useful skills such as basic Watchkeeping Requirements, and handling seamanship tasks safely.

By the end of the 4 weeks, trainers assessed that these Ratings were now more confident in using the English Language on board vessels during their course of work. The Ratings credited their confidence to the trainers’ humorous approach during class, making the learning experience enjoyable and easily understandable.