Newly qualified Search and Rescue coordinators
From Jersey Coastguard
31st August 2022
Two Acting Harbour Masters have been successful in gaining internationally recognised qualifications to coordinate Maritime Search and Rescue incidents in Jersey’s territorial waters.
Fleur Moisan and Philip Le Neveu have just gained their Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Search Mission Coordinator qualifications, after attending the National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) in Fareham for 3 weeks of intensive training, alongside six other candidates from the MCA.
Following a period of consolidation and further training back in Jersey, Fleur and Phil attended the NMOC again for a three-day assessment period. They both passed their assessments and are now operational on the Coastguard Duty Officer roster.
Jersey’s Harbour Master, Captain Bill Sadler, said “We are extremely proud of Fleur and Phil, who both passed their assessments with flying colours. We enjoy an excellent relationship with the MCA and are pleased to be able to send all our Coastguard officers on their training courses. Not only does this provide well-trained officers, it also aligns us with international standards.”
Fleur Moisan first started with Ports of Jersey as a work experience student when she was just 15-years old. After gaining a BSc in Navigation and Maritime Science she then worked at sea on superyachts before joining Jersey Coastguard as a Watch Officer in 2017. Following an internal promotion, she moved to the Marine Services Team to help run the commercial side of the operation. Well-known in Jersey as a competitive sailor, Fleur is hoping to train as a marine pilot in the future.
An experienced hydrographic surveyor, Phil Le Neveu joined Ports of Jersey in 2019 and has been working in the Marine Services Team. Following an internal promotion, he moved into Maritime Operations in the role of Marine Quality Manager, continuing to assist in surveying work when required.