The St Helena Sea Rescue Service recently welcomed back Graeme Harding from the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), who returns to the Island to work with the Sea Rescue team as part of their ongoing training and development (photo attached).
Graeme brings with him a wealth of sea rescue experience and knowledge and has returned, having delivered the initial training to the team. Over the next four weeks, the St Helena Sea Rescue team will be trained and accredited to operate further off-shore as well as receiving accreditation in VHF radio use. They will also be building on the training covered in the initial course.
Chief of Police, Trevor Botting, said:
“I am delighted to welcome back Graeme to St Helena. His experience is second to none and gets the best from the team. I am very grateful to the NSRI and am pleased to be working in partnership with them to develop the team here on St Helena.
“The St Helena Sea Rescue team is committed to improving sea safety in the waters around the Island, as well as developing a flexible and professional Sea Rescue Service for the needs of St Helena.”
“I am very pleased to be back on St Helena working with the Sea Rescue Team. I am looking forward to the next four weeks, putting the team through their paces, and developing their skills and capabilities.”
9 January 2017