149 trainees complete MAAC XXVI training

ST Correspondent
Monday, 13 August 2018

The Merged Artificer Apprentice Course (MAAC) XXVI, comprising 149 trainees, passed out from the portals of INS Shivaji, the premier Technical Training Establishment of Indian Navy in Lonavla, after having successfully completed 117 weeks of professional ab initio training.

Pune: The Merged Artificer Apprentice Course (MAAC) XXVI, comprising 149 trainees, passed out from the portals of INS Shivaji, the premier Technical Training Establishment of Indian Navy in Lonavla, after having successfully completed 117 weeks of professional ab initio training.

From 149 trainees, 110 are from the Indian Navy, four trainees are of Indian Coast Guard, 24 trainees of DEDH Course (60.326) of Indian Coast Guard and 11 international trainees from out friendly foreign navies.
The passing out parade held on Friday was reviewed by Commodore K Sirinivas, Station Commander, Lonavla, and Commanding Officer, INS Shivaji. 

The Reviewing Officer complimented the passing out course and exhorted them to uphold the three most important tenets of the Service - Duty, Honor and Courage. The Commanding Officer also complimented all the instructors and staff for their dedication and professionalism in ensuring the sailors pass out with adequate 
hands-on skill.

Yogesh Kumar MAAC XXVI stood first in the overall order of merit by securing 88.37 per cent and was awarded FOCINC South Gold Medal. Ajay Redhu MAA XXVI was adjudged Best Sportsman of the course and awarded Commodore’s Rolling Trophy and book in Prize. In addition, WPND Wijerathne, LME of Sri Lankan Navy, was adjudged first in the order of merit amongst international trainees of the passing out course.

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