Keel laying for the third ship of Diving Support Craft (DSC) project was held on August 12 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 Cr.
The ships will be commissioned in the Indian Navy to provide diving assistance for ships inside and close to harbour, for underwater repairs, maintenance and salvage. The ships will be fitted with state-of-the-art diving equipment and tools for performing diving operations.
Major main and auxiliary equipment were sourced from indigenous manufacturers.