Amphibious Operations : An Army Tank being driven out from Sea to Land
The Warship Workup Organisation (which was in existence at Visakhapatnam since 1982) was reconstituted as Local Workup Team (East) from 21 Dec 92, consequent to the setting up of the FOST organisation. Workup organisation has grown over the years with a well established ethos.
Function / Role
Every warship, irrespective of her size, at some point of time needs retraining. The need for retraining could be attributed to a large percentage of crew change, ship being laid off for a long duration due to refit, newly commissioned ships and other similar reasons. In such cases, to raise the level of operational efficiency of the ship and to achieve it in the shortest possible time, a ship needs to undergo a “work up”. The basic purpose of a workup is to ensure that the entire ship’s company meshes into a homogeneous team with optimum level of man machine interface, which eventually results into overall enhancement of ship’s operational efficiency. The work up organisation was set up in the Navy keeping this ethos in mind.
Fire Fighting Drill
Survival Drill : A Jump for the Life Raft
Instructions : An important aspect
LWT (E) is presently responsible for undertaking work up of ships based at Visakhapatnam, Chennai and Port Blair. In addition to this, the unit also undertakes Surface Navigation Workup of submarines based at Visakhapatnam. Keeping in mind, the future enhancement of IN ships on the East Coast, the unit’s strength has been augmented. With the present capacity, the unit is capable of carrying out concurrent workup of two ships simultaneously.
Additionally, LWT(E) also maintains and compiles large technical databases/ information banks of various classes of ships. This entails generation of numerous documents on a regular basis including Workup Reports, SSC and OSC Reports, Feedback reports and Annual Workup Reports. The unit also undertakes work up of ships of friendly nations.