Commodore Stuart Henderson, Safety Director of the British Royal Navy (RN) Safety Centre along with a three member delegation, is on a two-day official visit to Southern Naval Command (SNC). The delegation called on Rear Admiral RJ Nadkarni, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Staff (CoS), Southern Naval Command (SNC) on 13 Jun 19, at naval base, Kochi and held discussions on matters of mutual interest.
The delegation also interacted with Rear Admiral PK Bahl, VSM, Chief Staff Officer (Training), SNC and the Indian Naval Safety Team (INST) on the matters pertaining to safe operations at sea and in shore units, as well as areas for mutual cooperation between Indian Navy and British Royal Navy. The delegation would be interacting with Rear Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, VSM, Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) on 14 Jun 19 for discussing matters pertaining to Operational Sea Training and safety.
The Royal Navy Safety delegation would also be visiting various units at Kochi, including the Water Survival Training Facility (WSTF) at INS Garuda and the “Ship Handling Simulator” at Navigation and Direction (ND) School prior to their departure.