Visakhapatnam, May 9 UNI | 2 months ago

A three-day pentathlon competition for officers and sailors of the Basic Submarine Course, conducted by INS Satavahana, concluded here today.

According to Eastern Naval Command (ENC), a total of 31 officers and 129 sailors participated in the event.

The gruelling competition began with night navigation and route march in full battle gear with weapons to Kanak Durga Temple at Sunken Jetty near Hindustan Shipyard Limited(HSL).

Activities during the pentathlon included a seven Km Josh Run up the Dolphin Hill, one Km of Swimming, five Km Cycling and an Obstacle race.

The pentathlon competition was one of the first ever conducted as a part of the adventure activities periodically undertaken by the Submarine Training School to foster esprit de corps, camaraderie, and contribute to the overall development of the Submarine Arm.

Among the other competitions conducted were Reaction-Exercise and Tent-Pitching competitions. In addition, the trainees were grilled in safety and security drills and Standard Operating Procedures including Fire Safety and Prevention and Weapon Safety. Commodore Ayyagari Srinivas, Commanding Officer, INS Satavahana, was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the event that was attended by the officers and sailors of INS Satavahana.

The Chief Guest addressed the young submarine trainees and exhorted them to pursue the virtues of being physically fit, mentally alert and being professionally competent. He also gave away the prizes to the champion team.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)