Navy reviewing the training of officers


THE Singapore Navy is reviewing the training of its officers after investigations into a collision involving the RSS Courageous highlighted breaches of maritime practice and errors in judgment by its officers. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tony Tan said the navy has drawn important lessons from the Jan 3 incident and taken steps to improve training. 

These included: 

· ENSURING that the officer-of-the-watch, who is in charge of navigating the ship, is familiar with international maritime regulations;  

· STARTING a programme to equip officers with a better understanding of how commercial vessels manoeuvre in busy waterways;  

· STATIONING expert teams on board navy ships to make sure watch and engineering duties are carried out properly; and 

· REVIEWING the officer-of-the-watch training to better prepare trainees to be navigation officers.  

Navy officer Lt Ng Keng Yong, in charge of navigating the anti-submarine patrol vessel RSS Courageous, was found responsible for the Jan 3 collision with a container ship that killed four navy personnel. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network  

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