KOLKATA: The sixth in a series of eight Landing Craft-Utility (LCU) ships being built for the Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), was launched here.
A statement by PRO Defence Wing Commander S S Birdi said that following maritime traditions, the ship was launched by Seema Verma, wife of Vice-Admiral Bimal Verma, Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command, who was the chief guest on the occasion.
The launching marked the completion of the main hull of the ship along with the installation of major equipment. The ship will now be fitted with other equipment and systems before harbour trials, sea trials and the commissioning of the ship.
GRSE has signed the contract for the design and construction of eight LCU ships for the Navy. These ships have been fully designed in-house by GRSE as per the requirements of the Navy.