STUDENTS and staff from Nilai International College got a taste of life onboard a navy ship when they took part in the Voyage of Ocean Discovery project aboard the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) ship Fajar Samudera recently. The three-day trip, which began at the naval base in Lumut, was filled with activities like snorkelling and workshops on environmental and ecological issues.
American Degree Programme student Terence Yei said: The navy personnel taught us how to navigate and briefed us about emergency procedures on a ship.
It was a great first-hand experience of what happens on board a ship, said Yei.
Yei was one of the 200 participants who travelled to Pulau Pangkor and Pulau Langkawi before returning to Lumut.
The project was partly subsidised by the Childrens Environmental Heritage Foundation (Yama) and the navy.
Nilai director of sports and recreation Micheal Yei said: It is a unique opportunity because the navy does not organise these sort of events often. At Nilai International we constantly strive to give our students and staff new experiences that would broaden their knowledge and world-views.