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New round of TSRA Rangers undertake maritime operations training

The latest round of Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Rangers to undertake their Certificate II Coxswain’s Maritime Operations course started this month to provide them with safety skills while operating vessels within Torres Strait.

The nationally recognised training will equip the rangers with qualifications to operate commercial vessels as well as develop their communication and problem-solving skills.

The TSRA Acting Chairperson, Mr Jerry Stephen said the program will increase the number of Torres Strait Islanders who are safe, skilled and confident in running sustainable maritime operations, in particular, fisheries related businesses.

“The aim of this training is to encourage and support the Rangers into furthering their skills and careers in leadership positions within the TSRA and other government departments,” Mr Stephen said.

“TSRA’s Land and Sea Management Unit are taking a planned approach to training and want to ensure that Rangers are gaining the skills they need to do their job safely.”

Ranger supervisors Boggo Gela, Kiwat Lui, Dimas Toby, alongside Rangers Iona Manas, Erimah Manas, Ted Whap, Laurie Elisala, Young Billy, Freddie David, Kevin Mye, Barry Pau, Wuni Wuni Tapau-Bon, Joseph Dorante and Loice Naawi are the participants in the training.

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