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The Torres Strait Maritime Pathways Program (TSMPP)

Tanya Takai-Bowie has shown enormous enthusiasm and skill since she started with the Torres Strait Maritime Pathways Program (TSMPP) in November 2013.
 Tanya has successfully completed dual Certificate II Coxswain Grade 1 and II Marine Engine Driver Grade III with the Australian Maritime College and Workplace Task Books issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority for each of the two qualifications.
 Tanya has also recently completed her studies and has been issued with a Marine Radio Operations Certificate of Proficiency as well as completing the required units for Elements of Shipboard Safety. 
 Although Tanya was the youngest and only female participant she finished in the top 5% of her class. Her qualifications are a remarkable achievement for any student her age because now she can operate as Master of passengers carrying vessels up to 12 meters in length.
Tanya has secured a place on the Torres Strait Marine Pathways Program training vessel Elizabeth E II, as a deckhand and assistant to the training staff.