Modern firefighting facility at INS Shivaji

State-of-the-art facility started against the backdrop of Sindhurakshak submarine mishap

The Indian Navy has come up with an ultra-modern fire fighting facility at INS Shivaji in Lonavla against the backdrop of the tragic incident in Mumbai Naval Dockyard, where Sindhurakshak submarine sank after a series of explosions.
The explosion on August 14 claimed 18 lives, including those of three officers.
The Indian Navy is coming up with similar facility across India.
The facility was inaugurated by flag officer commander-in-chief of Southern Naval Command, vice admiral Satish Soni at INS Shivaji on Wednesday.
“The state-of-art facility will provide realistic training of fire fighting to the Indian navy personnels. With the inclusion of fire fighting training facility at its establishments, the Indian navy has joined unique league of few countries like US and UK,” said the public relations officer of INS Shivaji.
Joseph Leslie Dynamik Company from Mumbai is the prime contractor for setting up the facility. Process Combustion Company of United Kingdom has provided the technical assistance to set it up.
The facility is part of Indian Navy’s pan India initiative.
The naval college of engineering at INS Shivaji conducts three-year basic engineering course and four-year naval engineering course. The college gives B-Tech degree in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering. The college is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University in New Delhi.

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