INS Betwa, a P-16A Class frigate has been made upright by the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and the salvage firm, Resolve Marine, specially contracted for the operation.
It may be recalled that, the ship which was undergoing major repairs, had keeled on to her side during her undocking on 05 Dec 2016.
The salvage operations were progressed on a war footing and the initial stabilisation of the ship was achieved by 29 Dec 2016. The complete salvage operation involving complex hydrodynamic calculations and rigging up of intricate measuring and monitoring systems was completed in less than two months, an Indian Navy statement said today.
As the ship was undergoing major refit and mid-life up-gradation since Apr 2016, majority of the equipment/ machinery had already been removed for routine servicing/ replacement with upgraded equipment.
Indian Navy is confident that with in-house expertise and sustained efforts, the ship will be made fully operational by her scheduled date of refit completion which is by Apr 2018.
The Indian Navy has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to procure 11 Submarine version Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS) along with its associated equipment. According to the RFI issued on the 15th of this month, The WECDIS is to be installed on-board submarines of the Indian Navy (IN) and will be one of the means of navigation on-board
The Indian Navy has issued a request for information (RFI) to procure Special Operation Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (SORs) from global manufacturers to build independent amphibious group. Indian Navy is considering procurement of 10 Special Operation Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (SORs), for conduct of operations in harbor and at sea
Nova Integrated Systems has bagged contract from Indian Navy to procure Surface Surveillance Radars (SSR) today. This is the first contract concluded under the Buy and Make (Indian) Category, in line with the Governments ‘Make in India initiative
The Indian Navy has decommissioned about more than quarter-century-old ships, INS Agray and INS Matanga, on 27 January in a ceremony at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. Agray was a Russian-built Project 1241 PE (Pauk II) anti-submarine corvette, which was converted into a patrol vessel and a trials platform for electronic warfare systems after being severely damaged by an onboard explosion in 2004,
The Indian Navy is planning to de-induct TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft after its 29 years of service today. The role of TU142M will now be taken on by the newly inducted Boeing's P-8I aircraft, the Ministry of Defense announced Sunday
Indian Navy on Thursday commissioned a water jet fast attack craft to enhance its maritime capabilities in Indian Ocean region. Built by the government-owned Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), the third vessel ‘Tillanchang of Car Nicobar Class was commissioned on March 9 at Karwar on the western coast
Indian Navy will decommission its Soviet-origin Tupolev-142M turboprop long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft later this month. The ‘Albatross (Tu-142M) are being replaced by 12 Poseidon-8I long-range patrol aircraft India bought from US for $3
Indian Navy has prepared timeline for commissioning six French-designed Scorpene submarines. The first two vessels are expected to be commissioned by end of the year, Press Trust of India reported Sunday
Indian Navy has responded, asking to send proposal following the request of Myanmar Navy delegations to provide training facilties. The request was made during a visit of Myanmar Navy delegations, who were on a four-day official visit to Kochi from February 26 to March 2, Press Trust of India reported Wednesday
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