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Myers graduates from Seamanship school

Myers graduates from Seamanship school


Kellee Myers of Paget Farm, Bequia, graduated from the Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart, Florida, USA, on 27 March 2009.{{more}}

Kellee, age 19, is the son of Rosetta and Tim Myers of Bequia and is a 2008 graduate of the Bequia Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School. He was active in the Bequia Rotary Club’s sail-training programme, Bequia Youth and the Sea, and was captain of the programme’s racing J/24 sailboat, “Yellowbird”. Kellee also participated in the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Coast Guard’s educational summer programmes.

At the Chapman School, Kellee studied Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Marlinespike Seamanship, Weather, First Aid/CPR, Boat Handling, Piloting, Dead Reckoning & Electronic Navigation, and Boat & Engine Maintenance. In addition, he gained experience in close-quarter maneuvering, docking and undocking, sailing, and man-overboard procedures, and earned the STCW-95 qualification.

Dean of the Chapman School, Stephen Miller says, “It was a great pleasure to work with Kellee and I am sure all of his instructors here at Chapman feel the same way. We all wish him the best of luck in his maritime career. We all are sure that he will go a long way and be very successful.”