Meet Kareem Orio, he is a Marine Science Technician (MST) in the United States Coast Guard, currently stationed in Puerto Rico. He grew up in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye attending both San Pedro Roman Catholic School and San Pedro High School. He is son of Alva Rubio a primary school teacher at San Pedro R.C. School.
He recently shared these images on his Facebook profile page where he participated in fly overs on board a US Coast Guard helicopter in Puerto Rico before, during and after the threat of Hurricane Irma that just recently ravaged the lesser and greater Antilles in the Caribbean.
Kareem told us that his job as a MST is ensuring safety and security of US ports by conducting Vessel Inspections, Container Inspections, Facility Inspection, Waterways Management and Environmental Protection by responding to Oil discharge and Hazmat release.
During Hurricane Irma, he was involved in conducting fly overs to assess the port’s conditions. “We were ensuring it was safe to reopen the ports,” commented Kareem to Ambergris Today. “The ports are the primary means of providing supplies/cargo to the island and are very essential to the everyday operations of the island.”
Kareem has been serving in the US Coast Guard for 12 years now and is a prime example of a young Belizean excelling abroad and succeeding in a great career. Ambergris Today is proud to see Belizeans out there working hard and achieving their goals; most importantly helping others. Thus it gives us great pride to share with our readers about Kareem.