MIS Trains PCG Personnel Under JICA Technical Cooperation Project


The Magsaysay Institute of Shipping (MIS) has been awarded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the skill enhancement project of multi-role response vessels (MRRVs) engineering crew of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). The program is in line with JICA’s support to the Philippines' capability on maritime safety and security through a partnership with PCG.

The opening ceremony, held last January 15 at the MIS campus in Dasmariñas, Cavite, was attended by JICA Senior Representative Kiyo Kawabuchi, JICA Representative Kaoru Ochi, Japan Coast Guard CDR Chikara Kurata, PCG LCDR Raymund James N. Torremonia, and MIS Institute Director Alex M. Enriquez.

The training program, funded by JICA, aims to improve the skills of 45 Coast Guard personnel in handling and operating new MRRVs which were provided by JICA. The PCG personnel will spend 12 days in classes at the MIS campus, and eight days aboard ships in the Port of Manila.

MIS technical experts, led by Chief Engineer John C. Buendia, Engineer John Frederick B. Valencia, and Electro-Technical Officer Jordan B. Narag, will facilitate discussions and demonstrations of the following topics:

        • Basic Engine Plant and Overhauling

        • Machinery Management Training

        • Electrical Equipment and Motor Controller

        • Electropneumatic and Hydraulic Training

        • Advanced Motor Control w/ PLC

        • Marine Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Training.

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