New Delhi: Keel laying for the second ship of Diving Support Craft (DSC) project was held on May 5 at Titagarh Wagons Ltd., Kolkata. The contract for procurement of Five Diving Support Craft (Yards 325 to 329) for the Indian Navy was signed on February 12 with Titagarh Wagons Ltd., at a total project cost of Rs 174.77 Crore.
On commissioning, these craft will provide diving assistance for Indian Navy ships inside and close to harbour, for underwater repairs, maintenance and salvage. The DSCs will be fitted with state-of-the-art diving equipment and tools for performing diving operations.
With all main and auxiliary equipment sourced from indigenous manufacturers, these ships are proud flag bearers of Make in India initiatives of the Ministry of Defence.