LAUNCH OF L&T YARD 55000 (FLOATING DOCK – FDN 2)
The first indigenously built Floating Dock (FDN-2) for the Indian Navy was launched on June 20 by Anjali Deshpande, wife of Vice Admiral D.M. Deshpande, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition at an impressive ceremony at Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) Shipyard at Kattupalli near Chennai. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, commended L&T for their efforts in the design and construction of FDN-2. Floating Dock is an indigenously designed and built platform with state of the art machinery and control systems capable of docking warships of up to 8000 Tons displacement.