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INS Shivaji

INS Shivaji:

The Marine Engineering Specialisation Course (MESC) at INS Shivaji recently celebrated the graduation of 39 officers, hailing from various naval forces.

  • INS Shivaji is an Indian Naval station placed in Lonavala, Maharashtra.
  • It homes the Naval College of Engineering which trains officers of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.
  • Indian Navy already operates a primary damage manipulate simulator Akshat at INS Shivaji to train its officers and sailors on damage manage on a warship at sea.
  • Indian Navy’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence School and Center for Marine Engineering Technology also are also based here.
  • INS Shivaji had its humble beginning as replacement for the ‘Stokers’ Training School’ at HMIS Dalhousie, in Naval Dockyard, Bombay.
  • Commissioned with the aid of the then Governor of Bombay, Sir John Colville, as HMIS Shivaji on 15 February 1945, it has become INS Shivaji on 26 January 1950.