Navy conducts shipboard familiarization and drills to 30 student reservists

Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy

Through BRP Abraham Campo (PC396), Naval Task Force 50 (NTF50) and Naval Reserve Center – Western Visayas (NRCen-WV) successfully conducted a one-day shipboard familiarization and drills.

On November 19, 2021, 30 student-reservists under the direction of NRCen-WV took part in a familiarization training along the seawaters of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

The student reservists were given a unit briefing, departmental orientation, familiarization tour, and onboard evolution drills by PC396. This is to provide relevant data as a Navy sailor while in port and during underway.

Special Sea Detail, Piloting, and Man Overboard were among the operational and emergency drills that the student reservists were able to observe and participate in. Lectures and demonstrations allowed ship’s crew to share their knowledge and experience. Student reservists were able to see the ship’s routines and operations firsthand during this integration training, which will be useful in their future roles as members of the PN reserve force.

Naval Forces Central continues to organize, train, and equip prospective Reservists with the requisite information, skills, and attitudes as members of the Philippine Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines through the Naval Reserve Center – Western Visayas. It was carried out in accordance with IATF biosafety and health regulations in the face of a COVID-19 pandemic.

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