Panaji, May 9, 2018 … An Ocean Sailing Expedition ‘SAGAR SHAURYA- 2018” organised by 1 Goa Naval Unit NCC of NCC Group Belagavi, under the aegis of NCC Directorate (Karnataka and Goa) is scheduled from Dona Paula Jetty on May 10, 2018. The expedition is an important part of the training of the Naval Cadets.
A team comprising of 56 Senior Division Cadets (including 12 Girls), two ANOs, 15 Naval personnel and five Naval Officers, headed by Lt Commander Gaurish M. Sawant, Commanding Officer, 1 Goa Naval Unit NCC will undertake the expedition from Goa to Karwar and back over a period of six days. The Team will cover a distance of approx 426 Km in three DK Whaler Boats from Goa to Karwar and back with scheduled night halts.
The night halts are strategically planned to allow rest and recuperation for the young sailing crew, maintenance of boats, replenishment of supplies and turnaround of crew.
In order to prepare the cadets to face the rigors at sea, a sail training workshop is underway at Dona Paula since May 3, 2018 where the cadets are being imparted training on rigging, boat pulling and sailing including handling of contingencies at sea.
The cadets will also be imparted training on aspects of seamanship, drill, signaling and communication during the expedition. The expedition also intends to undertake Nation Building activities like Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, Tree Plantation, Rallies on Open Defecation Free environment and waste management, etc during its course.