Indian Navy Launches Second Diving Support Craft (DSC)

The Indian Navy launched ‘DSC A 21,’ the second ship in a project involving the construction of five Diving Support Craft (DSC).

These are being built by M/s Titagarh Rail Systems Ltd (TRSL), Kolkata for the Indian Navy.

The Launch Ceremony took place at Titagarh, Kolkata (WB) onto Hooghly River and was presided over by Vice Adm K Swaminathan, Chief of Personnel.

In keeping with the Naval maritime tradition, Mrs Laila Swaminathan launched the ship.

These ships are designed to undertake diving operations at harbours and coastal waters and are being fitted with state of the art diving equipment.

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

Noteworthy, the contract for building five Diving Support Craft was signed between MoD and M/s Titagarh Rail Systems Ltd (TRSL), Kolkata on 12 Feb 21.

These ships are indigenously designed and built under relevant Naval Rules and Regulation of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS).

To be noted that the hydrodynamic analysis/ model testing of the ships during design stage were undertaken at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam.