Launch Of Second Diving Support Craft

  • Launch of ‘DSC A 21’.
  • The second ship of the 05 x Diving Support Craft (DSC) project
  • Built by. M/s Titagarh Rail Systems Ltd (TRSL), Kolkata
  • Undertaken on 30 Oct 23 at Titagarh, Kolkata (WB) onto Hooghly river
  • Launch ceremony was presided over by VAdm K Swami Nathan, Chief of Personnel
  • In keeping with the Naval maritime tradition, Mrs Laila Swaminathan launched the ship
  • Designed to undertake diving operations at harbours and coastal water fitted with state-of-the-art diving equipment
  • They are 30 m long catamaran hull ships, with a displacement of approx. 300 tons.
  • Contract for building 05 x Diving Support Craft (DSC) was signed between MoD and M/s Titagarh Rail Systems Ltd (TRSL), Kolkata on 12 Feb 21.
  • Indigenously designed and built under relevant Naval Rules and Regulation of Indian Register Of Shipping (IRS).
  • The hydrodynamic analysis/ model testing of the ships during the design stage was undertaken at the Naval Science And Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam
  • Flag bearers of the ‘Make in India’ initiative of GOI/MoD
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