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Dry dock brings strategic succour to Indian Navy

22nd June 2017 - 06:09 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Chennai


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A $71 million floating dock (FDNavy-2) built by Larsen and Toubro (L&T) at its Kattupalli yard near Chennai will considerably improve dry dock slot constraints at naval yards that are keeping Indian Navy (IN) ships off duty. 

The 185m-long and 40m-wide dock was formally lowered into the Bay of Bengal earlier this week. It will go through an afloat phase and harbour trials before delivery to the IN by December. 

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