KOCHI: A two-day maiden safety review chaired by Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar concluded at Kochi Naval Base on Tuesday. The Annual Safety Review (ASR) was inaugurated by Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Vice Admiral A R Karve on Monday.
The review was held under the aegis of the recently-constituted Indian Naval Safety team based in Kochi which has been mandated to coordinate with various authorities within the Navy to improve the “risk-safety matrix” in training and operations. As part of the review, a ‘Safety Expo’ was organised on the Naval Base premises, with the participation of more than 15 renowned Indian industries specialising in manufacturing marine and industrial safety equipment. This apart, brainstorming sessions involving experts within the Navy to improve the safety process and methodologies in the training and operational domains were also held.
Guest lectures by subject experts from the fields of marine, industrial and aviation safety were also held as part of the review. The safety review was attended by delegates from Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence, Headquarters of Western, Eastern, Southern Naval Commands, Safety Class Authorities, Operational Authorities, Naval Area Commanders, Dockyards, logistic support organisations, Armament Depots as well as training establishments.