In record 16 months, Kolkata based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), formally hands over the 6th warship “L-55” a “Mark IV LCU Vessel, to the Indian Navy.
The Mark IV LCU Vessels are a further improved version of the Mark III LCU Vessels presently being used by the Indian Navy. The First Ship of the Mark IV LCU Vessels IN LCU L-51 was commissioned into service during 2016.
These ships are meant for multi-role amphibious missions including humanitarian and disaster relief operations and evacuation. These missions could also be carried out jointly by both the Indian Navy and the Indian Army.
The ship was handed over by Rear Admiral V K Saxena, IN (Retd) Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the Ship Lt Cdr Abhishek Kumar at the Ceremony held in GRSE. Read More