Indian Navy Launches Fifth Missile Cum Ammunition Barge, LSAM 13, Built by MSME Shipyard

The contract for constructing eight such barges was inked between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd, Visakhapatnam, on 19th February 2021.


Devdiscourse News Desk | New Delhi | Updated: 11-06-2024 18:02 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 18:02 IST
Indian Navy Launches Fifth Missile Cum Ammunition Barge, LSAM 13, Built by MSME Shipyard
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The Indian Navy marked a significant milestone with the launch of the fifth Missile Cum Ammunition Barge, LSAM 13 (Yard 81), as part of the ongoing project by MSME Shipyard, M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd (SEPPL), Visakhapatnam. The ceremony, held at M/s Vinayaga Marine Petro Ltd, Mira Bhayandar, Maharashtra, was presided over by Cmde Manish Vig, General Manager (QA), ND(Mbi).

The contract for constructing eight such barges was inked between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd, Visakhapatnam, on 19th February 2021. These barges, designed and built indigenously under the relevant Naval Rules and Regulations of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), signify a significant step towards enhancing the Indian Navy's operational capabilities.

The launch of LSAM 13 and its counterparts will bolster the Navy's operational commitments by facilitating the transportation, embarkation, and disembarkation of articles and ammunition to IN ships, both alongside jetties and at outer harbors. These barges, which underwent model testing during the design stage at the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam, are proud representations of the Government of India's Make in India initiative.

 
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