Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Secures Rs 310 Crore Contract for Coast Guard Training Ship
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. has clinched a significant order worth Rs 310 crore from the Indian government for the construction of a training ship for the Indian Coast Guard. This contract, signed under the Buy (Indian-IDDM) category, marks a milestone in enhancing India’s indigenous shipbuilding capabilities.
- The Ministry of Defence has formalized the contract with Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders for the construction of a dedicated training ship for the Indian Coast Guard.
- This training ship will serve as a crucial platform for providing basic sea training to approximately 70 Coast Guard trainee officers, as well as other international under-trainee officers.
- The ship is designed with integral helicopter capabilities, enabling it to offer comprehensive training in various maritime aspects of Coast Guard operations.
- The vessel will be equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance and monitoring systems to enhance its training capabilities.
- A majority of the ship’s equipment will be sourced from indigenous manufacturers, including medium, small, and micro-enterprises, emphasizing the government’s commitment to boosting India’s self-reliance in shipbuilding.
- In addition to this contract, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders recently received a letter of intent from a European client for the construction of six firm units and four optional units of 7,500 DWT multi-purpose hybrid power vessels.
- In September, the company also entered into a master ship repair agreement with the U.S. government, enabling it to offer voyage repair services for U.S. Navy ships at Mazagon Dock.