Port Blair: Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL)-made damage control simulator “Amogh” was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Andaman & Nicobar on Friday.
The Inauguration ceremony was presided by Vice Admiral Sanjay Mahindru, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff in the presence of Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman Nicobar Command, Senior high ranking Officers from the Indian Navy and Sunil Bagi, Director (Finance) Goa Shipyard Ltd.
This Damage Control Simulator is the fourth such facility being commissioned for the Indian Navy by Goa Shipyard Ltd.
The earlier Simulators were installed at Naval Training establishments situated at Visakhapatnam, Lonavala and Kochi.
These Simulators installed at naval establishments have been successfully serving the training needs of the Indian Navy personnel with zero down time.
The DCS is essentially a training system that simulates a realistic and stress induced yet controlled environment for crew training in ship damage control and repair in various scenarios while at sea.
The project has been completed and handed over to the Indian Navy by GSL prior to contractual schedule on 14th Aug 2023.
The facility is completely indigenously developed which showcases the efforts put in by Goa Shipyard in progressing the Government of India’s mission towards Self Reliance and “Atmanirbharta”.
On the occasion of inauguration, VAdm Sanjay Mahindru appreciated the professional manner in which this project was executed and expressed the satisfaction of the end user -- Indian Navy in accepting this facility that will go a long way in ensuring quality training to the naval personnel based at Andaman & Nicobar Command.