Titagarh Rail Systems launches diving support craft for Indian Navy

Kolkata based Titagarh Rail Systems Limited (TRSL) launched the first diving support craft (DSC) for the Indian Navy at its shipyard in Titagarh, West Bengal.

Noteworthy, a contract for building five (05) Diving Support Craft (DSC) was signed between MoD and M/s Titagarh Wagons Ltd (TWL), Kolkata on 12 Feb 21.

All five (05) DSC are anticipated to be delivered to Indian Navy in FY 2024-25.

The total contract value of all five DSCs is about Rs 175 crore.

About diving support craft

Diving Support Crafts (DSCs) are designed to undertake operational/ training diving operations in harbours and coastal waters.

They are 30 m long catamaran hull ships, with a displacement of approx 300 tons.

Further, these are being fitted with state of the art diving equipment and tools for performing diving operations.

Also, worth mentioning that these ships are 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 design stage were undertaken at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam. 

With most of main and auxiliary equipment sourced from indigenous manufacturers, these ships are proud flag bearers of Make in India and Make for the World initiatives of Government of India (GoI)/ Ministry of the Defence (MoD).

Source: https://www.indiannavy.nic.in/