Cadets visit cruise ship

| 24/02/2009

(CNS): Cadets from the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps were ship shape as they went aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Liberty on Wednesday, 18 February, to see how the vessel operated. Organised by the Department of Tourism and the Parents Committee of the Corps, the visit also gave the cadets a taste of seafaring opportunities for the future, according to Lieutenant(N) Robert Sutherland, CICC Marine Detachment Commander.

Parent Chairperson Sherry Ann Smith said, “On behalf of the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps, its officers, instructors, and parents of the cadets, we would like to express our gratitude to the Department of Tourism for organising the recent cruise ship visit and a special thank you to Ms Dianne Connolly for her involvement in making this visit possible.

“Although, the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps is a unit of the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs, its annual plans and programmes are subject to the constraints of the government’s budget. Therefore, donations and any assistance that is afforded are greatly appreciated and are most relevant in helping us help the youth of the Cayman Islands realise their dreams and meet their full potential. It is designed to be a deterrent from drugs and crime and create future prominent citizens of these islands,” said Smith.

The purpose of the Marine Detachment is to provide specialized skills to cadets who have a particular interest in sea-faring activities. It also serves to develop the adventurous life of the Cadets Corp and gives them a better appreciation on the seas, which is the base-line of the history of the Cayman Islands. They learn and/or develop such skills as swimming, diving, life savings procedures at sea, ship-husbandry, knots and splices , navigation, communication and signals, Morse Code, Kayaking, sailing, boat handling and numerous other marine skills.



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  1. Anonymous says:


    Look at our young Caymanian  Marines, We need to go in to the Schools and make this mandatory from eleven years and  up this is a good after School program, The society of the Cayman please help our young people to become good citizen by supporting the Cadet’s, I would like to commend  Mrs. Bobeth O’Garro Commandant on a very good job she is doing with the Children of the Cadet.