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.