Second MCA Barge launched at Secon Engineering

Second (Missile Cum Ammunition) MCA Barge, Yard 76 (LSAM 8) build for the Indian Navy (IN) was launched on 18 Aug 23 at Guttenadeevi, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh (launch site of M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd).

Notably, all of the major and auxiliary equipment/systems equipped on the MCA barge have been sourced from indigenous manufacturers.

Contract for construction of 08 x MCA Barge was concluded with M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd, Visakhapatnam, a MSME, in consonance with “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives of the Government of India.

This Barge is being built with a service life of 30 years.

The availability of MCA Barges will provide impetus to Operational commitments of IN by facilitating Transportation, Embarkation and Disembarkation of articles / ammunition to IN Ships both alongside jetties and at outer harbours.