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IALA level-1 training course May/June 2016

Held from 16 May until 10 June 2016, the IALA WWA Level 1 AtoN Manager Course for English speaking participants took place at the IALA Headquarters. 14 participants from 11 countries attended the course, being: Korea, China, Antigua, Fiji, Barbados, Liberia, Bahrain, India, Papua New Guinea, Suriname and Panama Two of MENAS Maritime Operation junior engineers, Mr. Fadhel Abbas and Mr. Sayed Mohamed Abdulla attended. During the course, time was allocated for every participant to provide a cultural brief of his country, which was found to be very informative and contributed to a good atmosphere of teamwork.

Part of the tests was a practical AtoN planning task that covered most aspects of the course subjects. This task was conducted in groups of five participants and good teamwork proved essential to that. All three groups passed with very good result. During the final week, a participant to the distance learning pilot scheme joined the group for lectures on AtoN management and for the final planning task.