1 TS Ships Visit Penang, Malaysia

1 TS  Ships Visit Penang, Malaysia

IN Ships Tir, Sujata, Sudarshini, Shardul and ICGS Sarathi are visiting Penang, Malaysia from 08 to 12 October 2017. The visit is aimed to expose the trainees to the conduct of IN warship in foreign waters, port familiarisation and foster ‘bridges of friendship’ between the two countries. The ships belong to the First Training Squadron of the Indian Navy functioning under the Southern Naval Command, headquartered at Kochi and  comprises six indigenously built ships, namely, Indian Naval Ships Tir, Sujata, Shardul, Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarathi and two Sail Training Ships, viz, INS Sudarshini and INS Tarangini.

1 TS Ships Entering Penang Harbour

INS Tir at Penang

The Southern Naval Command (SNC) is the Training Command of the Indian Navy which is headed by Vice Admiral AR Karve, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command.

Welcome Address by the Senior Officer

Address by the Chief Minister of Penang Mr Lim Guan Eng

Executive Branch trainee officers, after completing ab-initio training at the Indian Naval Academy, including the successful completion of B Tech degree course, join the First Training Squadron for intensive Practical Sea Training of 24 weeks designed to enable them get their ‘Sea Legs’. The Sea Trainees are taught seamanship, basic navigation, ship handling, boat work, engineering aspects besides exposure to the rigours of life at sea. The curriculum also includes sail training onboard the Sail Training Ship, where the trainees are exposed to the elements and get to grips with the art of sailing and rope work. On successful completion of this phase, the trainees are appointed to various ships of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard for the Afloat Training Phase and Seamanship Board. At the First Training Squadron, the IN also trains officers from friendly foreign countries.

High Commissioner of India to Malaysia - HE Mr TS Tirumurti Being Recieved Onboard by Senior Officer

Dy Chief Minister of Penang Mr P Ramasamy and HE TS Tirumurti Being Briefed About 1 TS Activities

The Indian Navy has imparted training to international trainees for more than four decades, and approximately 13,500 personnel from over 40 countries have been trained. Presently four officers from Malaysia are undergoing various Ab-initio to advanced courses at SNC. The Command has gained the reputation of being the finest training destination by maintaining a focussed approach to provide high quality training and by constant adaptation to evolving tactics and technologies.

Presentation of Memento to the Chief Minister of Penang Mr Lim Guan Eng

 Presentation of Memento to the Dy Chief Minister of Penang Mr Dato Mohd Rashid

The Training Squadron is helmed by Captain DJ Revar, Senior Officer First Training Squadron, who is also Commanding Officer INS Tir. He has under him, a team of highly motivated officers and sailors to assist him in conduct of the sea training.

Presentation of Memento to the Dy Chief Minister of Penang Mr P Ramasamy

(L-R) CO Sujata, Sarathi and Tir with Indian HC to Malaysia He Mr TS Tirumurti

Dy CM of Penang M Dato Mohd Rashid Bin Hasnon, HC of India to Malaysia Dr TS Tirumurti, CM of Penang Mr Lim Guan Eng and Senior Officer 1 TS

PASSEX Meeting Onboard INS Tir with RMN Officers

Senior Officer 1 TS with Capt Abau, CO KD Sri Penang Volunteer Reserve Forces Training Center

Sea Trainees of 1 TS Presenting a Cultural Programme

Sea Trainees of 1 TS Presenting a Folk Dance

Sea Trainees of 1 TS Presenting Bhangra Dance

Visit by School Children of Ramakrishna Tamil School Penang Onboard 1 TS Ships

Visit by School Children of Ramakrishna Tamil School Penang Onboard 1 TS Ships

Visit by School Children of Ramakrishna Tamil School Penang Onboard 1 TS Ships

Breafing to Sea Trainees of 1 TS at Lumut Naval Base

Sea Trainees at Lumut Naval Base

Visit by School Children of Ramakrishna Tamil School, Penang Onboard 1 TS Ships

Friendly Football Match Between Sea Trainees of 1 TS and RMN Personnel

Visit by School Children and RMN School Cadets to 1 TS Ships

Wreath Laying by Sea Trainees of 1 TS at the Penang War Memorial

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