Admiral R Hari Kumar, CNS interacted with the cadets of King Fahd Naval Academy, Saudi Arabia, undergoing sea training at Southern Naval Command, Kochi. 55 cadets of the Royal Saudi Naval Force (RSNF) along with five Directing Staff are attached to the First Training Squadron ships, INS Tir and INS Sujata as part of afloat training with the Indian Navy. The CNS was apprised of the ongoing harbor and afloat training activities including familiarisation sea sorties. He was also briefed on the progress made by the trainees during the training period.
As part of the training curriculum, simulator training was undertaken for the cadets prior to embarking on the sea training phase. The cadets have completed 10 days at sea onboard the Indian Naval Ships. During the sea sorties, they were exposed to rigorous training on practical aspects of navigation and seamanship with emphasis on navigation in pilotage waters, anchoring, coastal navigation, replenishment at sea, sea boats, firefighting, and emergency drills. A two-day harbor training on sail training ship INS Sudarshini is also planned to familiarise them with the rigours of life onboard a sailing ship.