112 trainees pass out of Merged Artificer Apprentice Course XXV held at INS Shivaji, Lonavla
The commanding officer praised all instructors and staff for their dedication and professionalism in producing skilled marine engineering sailors.pune Updated: Feb 10, 2018 15:59 IST
The Merged Artificer Apprentice Course (MAAC) XXV INS Shivaji course, comprising 112 trainees from the Indian Navy, five trainees of Indian Coast Guard and four trainees from foreign friendly navies, passed out from INS Shivaji, Lonavla after having successfully completed 117 weeks of professional training at the Centre of Marine Engineering Technology (CMET).
The passing out parade held on February 9 was reviewed by Commodore KP Arvindan, Station Commander, Lonavla and Commanding Officer, INS Shivaji.
Cmde Arvindan complimented the passing out course and exhorted them to uphold the three most important tenets of the service — duty, honour and courage. The commanding officer also praised all instructors and staff for their dedication and professionalism in producing skilled marine engineering sailors.
Abhilash K Payasi, LME, No. 227148-Y MAAC XXV stood first in the overall order of merit by securing 86.4% and was awarded the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (South) Gold Medal. Simranjot Sharma, LME, No. 232536-T MAAC XXV was adjudged best sportsman of the course and awarded Commodore’s Rolling Trophy and a Book Prize. Udd Chathuranga, APP/ERA, No. AE112171from Srilankan Navy was adjudged First in Order of Merit amongst international trainees from the Passing out MAAC XXV Course.
INS Shivaji is the premier technical training establishment of Indian Navy which imparts specialised training on marine engineering to officers and sailors of Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and friendly foreign navies.