Sea Survival Training
- Why is Sea Survival Training critical?
- ONGC’s Sea Survival Centre: A National, and indeed, a Global asset
- Safety is paramount and valuable
- A Training for all!
- Other important training protocols
Prime Minister dedicates ONGC Sea Survival Centre to the nation
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, dedicated the Sea Survival Centre to the nation on 6 February 2024 at the ONGC Advanced Training Institute in Goa. This significant milestone marks a leap forward in India's maritime safety infrastructure, as the ONGC Sea Survival Centre emerges as a pioneering institution aimed at advancing the nation's sea survival training ecosystem to global standards.
The momentous event also saw in attendance the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, and the Minister of State of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Labour and Employment Rameswar Teli, the Hon’ble Governor of Goa P. S. Sreedharan Pillai, and the Chief Minister of Goa Dr. Pramod Sawant, among others. The Centre was dedicated to the nation before the inauguration of the second edition of the India Energy Week.
The Prime Minister with the dignitaries at the plaque unveiling ceremony
The ONGC Sea Survival Centre underscores the Energy Maharatna’s commitment to prioritizing safety and operational excellence. By establishing new benchmarks in sea survival training, ONGC reaffirms its leadership in the energy sector, dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of safety and operational integrity.
The Prime Minister with the dignitaries at the ONGC Sea Survival Centre
The Prime Minister posted on X stating, “Delighted to dedicate to the nation the Sea Survival Centre of ONGC in Goa. This state-of-the-art Centre is a watershed moment for India in making a mark in the sea survival training ecosystem. Offering rigorous and intense emergency response training, it will ensure many lives are saved in a timely manner.”
The Prime Minister additionally presented a video underscoring the necessity for a contemporary Sea Survival Centre, emphasizing, “Here is why we needed a modern Sea Survival Centre and how it will be very beneficial for our nation.”
The Prime Minister with the dignitaries at the ONGC Sea Survival Centre witnessing the safety drill
During the India Energy Week inauguration ceremony, distinguished guests from various sectors, including government officials, industry leaders, and maritime experts, commended the initiative as a significant milestone in India's pursuit of maritime excellence. Prime Minister Modi, addressing the event, emphasized the Centre's pivotal role in protecting lives and fortifying India's maritime capabilities.
As India strides forward on its path to becoming a global maritime leader, the inauguration of the Integrated Sea Survival Centre reflects the nation's determination to safeguard the lives and security of its maritime workforce. With its state-of-the-art infrastructure and unwavering dedication to excellence, the Centre is poised to significantly impact India's maritime safety landscape, saving numerous lives and enhancing the country's maritime capabilities for years to come.
The Prime Minister with the dignitaries at the ONGC Sea Survival Centre witnessing the helicopter rescue operations
This Centre serves as a symbol of excellence, providing comprehensive training in emergency response and sea survival techniques. With its capacity to train between 10,000 to 15,000 personnel annually, it represents a crucial advancement in bolstering India's readiness to effectively address maritime emergencies. Equipped with cutting-edge technology and staffed by experienced professionals, it offers rigorous training aimed at equipping individuals with the skills necessary to navigate challenging situations at sea.