LAUNCH OF EIGHTH LANDING CRAFT UTILITY AT GRSE
The last ship of LCU Mk IV project LCU-L58, was launched by Mrs Neelam Pratap Singh Rudy, on December 16, 2016, at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited, Kolkata. The chief guest was Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Rear Admiral A.K. Verma (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director of GRSE, and various other dignitaries were also present. The ship displaces 830 tonnes, can be deployed for multi-role activities like beaching operations for landing troops ashore, humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations and evacuation of personnel from distant islands.