The training continued to follow the same schedule set out at its inception and used to guide the first batch of trainees as the trainers intend to fully qualify these members of the private sector to the same level and capabilities as the former batch, retaining the international standard of techniques, skills, and approaches.
A welcoming ceremony was held that morning with the commanding officer of the RABS, Cdr. Prasanna Heriarachchi giving the opening address and the country director of A-PAD SL, Mr. Firzan Hashim, providing a brief keynote speech, following the formal introduction of all trainers and participants.
Upon receipt of the equipment and gear, the trainees underwent the same swimming test, rescue swim stroke basics, boat capsize and control exercises, and throw bag skill exercises to completion.
A-PAD SL, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan, in conjunction with the people of Japan, continue to bolster the long standing relationship held with their partners, such as the SL Navy and Disaster Management Center, to further the goal of improving the skills and mindsets of the nation to reduce the loss of life.