Indian Navy has signed a contract with Kolkata- based Titagarh wagons company for the construction of diving support craft ( DSC) which will strengthen its diving operations. The DSCs is part of Make in India initiative of the government. The contract envisages construction of five DSCs.
Once commissioned, the DSC will meet the mission needs of Command Clearance Diving Teams (CCDTs) which are involved in providing diving assistance to all ships inside and close to harbour for underwater repair, maintenance and salvage. Fitted with state of the art diving equipment and tools for performing diving operations.Diving Support Craft will be a game changer in conducting diving operations and will serve an ideal platform for conducting training of Indian Navy’s diving cadre.
The Diving Support Craft will be capable of fully supporting operational/training dives in harbors and coastal waters, as per information available.