Coxswain graduates are certified



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Mayor Michael Kerr with graduating students Kirah-may Tanner, Floyd Galloway and Ashton Davenport and members of the Port Douglas Marine Rescue. Image: Supplied.
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The first graduates of a coxswain course offered last year by Mossman State High School and Marine Rescue Port Douglas to 11 and 12 students have been certified.

Last Sunday, Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr officiated a ceremony at MRPD’s Wharf St base to present certificates to students Kirah-may Tanner, Floyd Galloway and Ashton Davenport. He also presented a Life Membership award to Jeff Anderson.

“This is a great initiative by MSHS and MRPD and I am delighted to present these certificates to these bright and enthusiastic students. 

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“They have worked hard and made a great achievement. At the same time it is heartening to recognize a long serving member who has contributed meritoriously over many years to marine safety in Douglas,” said Mayor Kerr.

The Coxswain course was supported by the 2019/20 Douglas Shire Council grants program.

MRPD President Ross Wood thanked Mayor Kerr and all members and family present for their support. 

“Douglas Shire Council and community has provided us great support to us over the years and we look forward to that continuing into the future.”

The program is now into its second year with a larger group of graduates expected in 2020. The program is continuing in 2021.

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