The survey itself consists of Terry testing the equipment, such as radios, engines, navigation lights and checks the expiry dates on flares, first aid kits, amongst other things. Some of the boats we did surveys on were, Silver Fast, which is a superyacht, Islana, Lady Elisa, Sea Fever just to name a few, and they were found either at Eden Island, Providence, Anse Etoile or Belombre, mostly.
This week compared to last week, we did mainly paperwork where we had to send deletion letters to vessel owners who had not renewed their chartering license up until 2015. After only three days of being around the documents, I became quite familiar with the vessels and who owns them.
On Tuesday afternoon, we had the opportunity to visit the Seychelles Coast Guard at Ile Perseverance. Over there, we were given information about the functions of the Coast guard itself and were introduced to the different devices and technology used in order to keep track of what is going on in our waters and to recognise piracy of any kind.
During these two weeks, I learnt quite a lot from the surveys and had the amazing opportunity to go aboard one or two quite luxurious boats!
Watch out for my last and final blog where I will be giving and overview of my two weeks internship.