First Indigenously Built Floating Dock Launched

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The first indigenously built Floating Dock (FDN-2) for the Indian Navy was launched at Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) Shipyard at Kattupalli near Chennai.

Floating Dock is an indigenously designed and built platform with state of the art machinery & control systems capable of docking warships of up to 8000 Tons displacement.

It has high capacity Ballast Pumps, along with advanced automated Ballast Control System. The dock covers provided with the FDN-2 facilitate repair & refit activities in inclement weather conditions.

The launch of Floating Dock (FDN-2), Yard 55000, designed in-house and built by L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli is a milestone in India’s quest for self-reliance in shipbuilding.

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