Kochi: In a ceremonial function held on board INS Shardul, 191 naval officer trainees passed out after their formal afloat training onboard ships of First Training Squadron (1TS) based at Kochi comprising Indian Naval Ships Tir, Shardul, Sujata, Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarathi, and the the Sail Training Ships Tarangini and Sudarshini.
Rear Admiral R.J. Nadkarni, Chief of Staff of Southern Naval Command (SNC) reviewed the passing out ceremony and awarded trophies to the meritorious officer trainees.
The Chief of the Naval Staff Trophy and Telescope for the Best All Round Sea Trainee was awarded to Sub Lt Amit Sangwan. Sub Lt Anmol Agrahari received the trophy for standing First in Overall Order of Merit.
Sub Lt RR Arvind Navin was awarded FOC-in-C East Rolling Trophy for showing maximum progr-ess in service subjects during the term of the training.
Assistant Commandant Kunal Juneja received the DG ICG Trophy for the best Coast Guard Sea Trai-nee and Sub Lt Samarth Singh was adjudged the Best Sportsman and awarded FOC-in-C South Rolling Trophy.
During the period of 24 weeks of sea training, the sea trainees also participated in the Humanita-rian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Operation ‘Sahayata’ undertaken by the 1TS ships in Mozambique, consequent to the destruction caused by Cyclone ‘Idai’. Overall, the ships of 1TS spent 72 days at sea covering more than 14,000 nautical miles.
The sea trainees visited various ports on the East and West Coast of India and also foreign ports such as Port Louis (Mauritius), Port Victoria (Seychelles) and Port Beira (Mozambique for disaster relief).
They were also exposed to sail training onboard INS Tarangini and INS Sudarshini....