A Ceremonial Passing-out Parade was held at Shipwright School on Friday to mark the passing out of 18 officers of the Indian Navy and two officers of the Indian Coast Guard from the Shipwright School.

Officer-in-Charge Shipwright School Commodore Saibal Sain, chief guest on the occasion, reviewed the parade and presented the CNS Trophy for the First in Overall Order of Merit to Assistant Commandant N.R.N. Siva Babu and Sub Lieutenant Slt Saurabh Tripathi. Sub Lieutenant Manish Verma was awarded the Best in Parade Trophy.

In the course of the preceding 26 weeks, the officers trained at the Shipwright School in various facets of Naval Architecture, Ship Building and Ship Maintenance. In addition, the officers also carried out project studies on design issues. Apart from professional training, they were exposed to associated facets of Naval life and participated in sea sorties with the Eastern Fleet, air sorties with INS Dega, small arms firing at Yendada, scientific studies at NSTL and Jungle Survival Camp at Tadipudi.

A valedictory function was held in the evening that culminated in a cultural programme presented by talented members of the Shipwright School.

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