Staff Reporter

During the last 26 weeks, 19 officers of the Indian Navy underwent training at the school in various facets.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Sub Lieutenant E. Vishnu Vedanta received the CNS Trophy for being the ‘First in overall order of merit’ and Sub Lieutenant Subhod N. Rao received the same trophy for ‘Best Project’ from Rear Admiral Satish Soni, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, at the ceremonial passing-out parade held at the Shipwright School on Thursday.

During the last 26 weeks, 19 officers of the Indian Navy underwent training at the Shipwright School in various facets of Naval Architecture, Ship Building and Ship Maintenance.

Live projects

They also carried out project studies on live design issues.

Apart from professional training, they were also 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 INS Circars and scientific studies at NSTL.

Cultural programmes

At the valedictory function held later in the evening, under-trainee officers, shipwright artificers and members of the school presented cultural programmes.

On completion of further training at IIT Delhi, the officers will be appointed to various organisations involved in ship design, repair and building.

They will be entrusted with the task of designing, building and repair of Indian Navy’s next generation warships and submarines.