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A total of 29 Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officers successfully graduated from the Senior Ship Management and Junior Ship Operational Level Courses yesterday, 10 December 2020.

Vice Admiral Leopoldo V Laroya, PCG Deputy Commant for Operations, graced the joint graduation ceremony of Senior Ship Management Level Course Class 11 - 2020 and Junior Ship Operational Level Course Class 14 - 2020 held at the Coast Guard Surface Support Force Headquarters, Port Area, Manila yesterday, 10 December 2020.

In his speech, Vice Admiral Laroya commended the graduates who exceptionally finished their sea-duty requirement, while continuing the quest for knowledge and experience.

“As future executive leaders and commanding officers of the Coast Guard fleet, groom and develop your junior officers and crew by creating opportunities to capacitate them with specific specializations. Always pay attention to navigation and mind the weather. Maintain the upkeep of your ship in every port that you visit. Most of all, be confident and professional at all times,” Vice Admiral Laroya said.

The PCG Deputy Commandant for Operations further reminded the graduates to become efficient and disciplined PCG ambassadors for maritime law enforcement, maritime safety, maritime security, maritime search and rescue, and marine environmental protection.