Indian Navy and Coast Guard Officer Trainees Passed Out from Kochi Naval Base
The officer trainees of 98th Integrated Officers trainees course of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard passed out from Kochi Naval Base after completion of afloat training at onboard Ships. The afloat training was conducted on Onboard Ships of First Training Squadron which is based at Kochi. The First Training Squadron comprises of Indian Naval Ships Tir, Magar, Shardul, Sujata, Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarathi and Sail Training Ships Tarangini and Sudarshini.
Rear Admiral Antony George, VSM, NM, Chief Staff Officer (Training) of Southern Naval Command addressed the passing out officer trainees and presented awards to meritorious officer trainees. Sub Lieutenant Sushil Singh was awarded with Coveted Chief of Naval Staff Trophy and telescope for Best All round trainee in the course. Sub Lieutenant Abhishek Ingle was awarded with Chief of Naval Staff Trophy and Binoculars for standing first in Overall Merit.
DG ICG Trophy for the Best Coast Guard Sea Trainee was awarded to Assistant Commandant Sonmale Suraj Krishant. Sub Lieutenant Kehsav Satyam Katti was awarded with FOC-IN-C East Rolling Trophy for showing maximum progress in professional subjects. Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief South Rolling Trophy for sports and extracurricular activities was awarded to Sub Lieutenant Debsashish Singh Deo.
The First Training Squadron which is based at Kochi undertakes the basic training of Naval Officer Trainees. The training period was of 24 weeks, during which the trainees were imparted with instructions on seamanship, navigation, ship handling, Officer of the Watch / Officer of the Day duties and technical aspects with emphasis on practical training. Intensive sea training provides them an exposure to the rigours of life at sea in a conducive training environment that prepares young officers to undertake combat as well as ‘less than war’ functions effectively.
The trainees onboard visited the Various ports of India as well as the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. The trainees were also provided to sail training experience onboard the sail training ships, INS Tarangini and INS Sudarshini. The 98th Integrated Officers trainees course consisted of 132 officer trainees, including 114 Naval, 13 Coast Guard and 05 foreign trainees (02 from Myanmar, 01 each from Maldives, Seychelles and Tanzania).
The Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard Officers will now join the various frontline ships for their further afloat training.
Source – PIB India
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