INDIAN NAVAY COMMISSIONS LCU L-56
   08-Aug-2019
 

 
 
On July 29, 2019, IN LCU L56, the sixth ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam. The inaugural address was delivered by Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd) CMD, GRSE, Kolkata followed by Commodore Ashutosh Ridhorkar, Naval Component Commander addressed the gathering. The Commissioning Warrant of the Ship was read out by Commanding Officer, Lt Commander Gopinath Narayanan. Addressing the gathering, Vice Admiral Jain congratulated the GRSE for being the first shipyard in the country to have built the 100th warship. Induction of LCU 56 at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), would add to Maritime and HADR capability of ANC as the ship will be deployed for multi-role activities such as Beaching operations, Search and Rescue missions, Disaster relief operations, Coastal patrol, and Surveillance operations along the Andaman and Nicobar Group of Islands.