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Media Response - Recent Groundings
By Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
Jul 17, 2020 - 2:17:20 PM

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Coral Harbour Base, (RBDF): The Royal Bahamas Defence Force advises of the recent grounding of HMBS ROLLY GRAY on 13th July 2020.  This is the second unfortunate incident in recent times and a Board of Inquiry has been convened to determine the events surrounding the incidents.

Further, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force wishes to reassure the general public that those placed in command positions are highly trained, Naval Officers who have graduated from international training academies and colleges with high performance standards.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has taken measures to strengthen the assessment, selection and professional development of our officers to ensure that such incidents are minimized in the immediate and future.

Such enhanced measures being undertaken include the following:

● Reinstatement of our Prospective Craft Command Qualifying Courses

● Bridge Resource Management Simulation training for all ship crews.

● Onboard assessments of the crew conduct, competency and coordination levels by the Mobile Sea Training Team.

● Incident Analysis Workshops of prior mishaps to identify instances of human error and corrective measures to avert future occurrences.

Additionally, service members have been encouraged by the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King to embrace the concept of continuous improvement, training and professional development as the Royal Bahamas Defence Force transforms itself marked by the pursuit of performance excellence. 

 (For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel)

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