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Selection ongoing for aspirant coast guard officers

BELAIR: The selection rounds for the aspiring Coast Guards officers have started on the islands of Aruba, Curaçao, and St. Maarten.

A large group of young people, aged 18 to 25, has shown interest in the “BasisopleidingKustwacht” that will start in August 2021. During the selection round, the aspirants are tested for their strength through endurance exercises, swimming exercises and other sports assignments to determine their physical condition.

The young men and women started training early Monday morning with swimming exercises followed by running on the race track and push-ups.

As a final exercise, they had to carry out a team assignment. This assignment was very important since the aspirants had to work as a team as the units of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard.

All sports and team assignments are carried out under the guidance and supervision of the BOK instructors, who will select the best candidates for the coast guard training.

The next Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard recruitment will start in January 2022.

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