KOCHI. With a view to spruce up the operational efficiency of the Marine Dockyard and to ensure faster turnaround of vessels for seamless operations, Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) and the Andaman & Nicobar Administration have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding whereby CSL shall take up the ‘Operation and Maintenance of the Marine Dry-Dock” at Port Blair.
Under the ambit of this MoU, CSL shall assist the Administration in (a) Setting up of Ship repair Eco-system at A&N islands, (b) Augmentation & Modernization of Marine Dockyard and (c) Skill Development & Training schemes for A&N Islands
The MoU was signed in New Delhi on September 25 by Madhu Nair, CMD CSL and Ankita Mishra Bundela, IAS, Commissioner Cum Secretary (Shipping), A&N Administration, in the presence of Gopal Krishna, IAS, Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Shipping and Satinder Pal Singh, IPS, Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Shipping.
CSL has also signed a MoU with Andaman & Nicobar Administration in Dec 2016, for repair of large sea-going vessels
owned by them, and is already in effect.