PASSING OUT OF MERGED ARTIFICER APPRENTICE COURSE XXVII
The XVII Merged Artificer Apprentice Course (MAAC), comprising 146 trainees viz. 125 from the Indian Navy, 17 from Indian Coast Guard and four trainees from three friendly foreign navies, passed out from the portals of INS Shivaji, the premier Marine Engineering Training Establishment of the Indian Navy, after having successfully completed 117 weeks of professional ab-initio training. The Passing-out-Parade was held on 09 Feb 19 and was reviewed by Commodore K Srinivas, Commanding Officer, INS Shivaji and Station Commander. Vipin Kumar U/NVK stood First in the overall Order of Merit by securing 89.15% and was awarded the FOCINC South Gold Medal.