Conduct of Operational Sea Training of South African Ship SAS Mendi by Indian Navy

  • Eight-member team from Headquarters Sea Training (HQST), Indian Navy.
  • Undertook Operational Sea Training and Safety Audit of SAS Mendi.
  • At Simons Town from 02 to 13 Oct 23
  • In collaboration with the South African Navy (SAN) Operational Sea Training Team (OST) Team.
  • Headed by Cmde Amit Gurbuxani, Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Sea Training and included specialist officers and sailors.


  • The training was divided into two phases.
  • Focussed on lectures/ interactive sessions on pilot age, bridgework, handling of Bridge emergencies, Force Protection Measures, fire-fighting &damage control drills, Operational Risk Management, electrical & engineering best practices, and seamanship training.
  • Dedicated training for the bridge team in the ship handling simulator.


  • Practical training to ship’s crew on subjects practised during the harbour training.
  • On precise navigation, force protection drills, boat drills, emergencies & breakdown drills and conduct of damage control & fire fighting.
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