The Kenya Navy, US Navy, and Israel and other regional partners have today, 27 January 2023, concluded a five-day Central Partnership Station 2 (CPS 2) training and capacity building in Mombasa.
CPS 2 was intended to strengthen regional relationships and collaboration between the US Navy and Kenya Navy through professional exchanges and community engagement events.
At the Kenya Naval Training College (KNTC), a medical team from Kenya Navy, US Navy, and Sheba Medical Centre from Israel conducted Global Health Emergency (GHE) training and emergency drills on medical related topics.
The GHE training was the major focus of the partnership. During the training, both medical and non-medical KDF personnel were trained in public health emergency, mass casualty management, and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC).
In his speech during the closure of the Global Health Engagements at the KNTC, the Deputy Base Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe Colonel Evans Oguga thanked the US, Israel and the partner nations’ governments for the excellent work done during the partnership. He highlighted the four important ships that are vital for a country to progress.
“The four important ships for a country to progress are partnership, friendship, relationship, and leadership. All these ships are required for a country to march on and hold joint exercises for better metamorphosis.”
At the Special Boats Unit (SBU), US sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 4 jointly worked with their Kenyan counterparts in the repair of boat engines, returning them to full operation.
The diagnosis in the recompression chamber at the Clearance Diving Unit (CDU) has improved the efficiency of the chamber coupled by a recommendation on plan maintenance services of the diving equipment.