Pak Navy inducts new training ship

KARACHI: The Pakistan Navy (PN) on Tuesday inducted an exclusive training ship PNS Rahnaward into its fleet.

The Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir was the chief guest at the new ship’s induction ceremony. Acquired from Britain for training of cadets and sailors, the ship’s hi-tech features include complete suite of modern sensors and gadgets, navigation radars, satellite communication system, fire control and built-in electronic charting system.

It reached Karachi Harbour after a voyage of 7,000 nautical miles. About 59.35-metre long Rahnaward’s addition to PN fleet would certainly add value and finesse to the seamen’s training.

“We must understand that only with the quality training and consistent hard work, we can achieve the much-needed edge over our adversary,” Bashir said this while addressing the ceremony.

He also inspected the Annual Efficiency Competition Parade of PN. Addressing the occasion, he said that Pakistan is committed to rooting out terrorism from the country and it was PN’s prime responsibility to safeguard sea defence and maritime interest at all costs – DailyTimes