KARACHI: Two Landing Craft-Mechanised (LCM) constructed by the Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW) were handed over to the Pakistan Navy on Monday.
Rear Admiral Syed Imdad Imam Jafri HI (M), Commander Logistics Pakistan Navy, was chief guest at the ceremony held at the Karachi Shipyard.
He expressed satisfaction over the successful completion of the indigenous shipbuilding project of Karachi Shipyard.
He said that induction of the LCMs would contribute to enhancing the PN’s capability of transporting men and materials. He acknowledged that the Karachi Shipyard had successfully delivered various vessels of high quality to the PN within the contractual timeline.
Admiral Jafri said that Karachi Shipyard was a rare example of a public sector organisation which had been revitalised completely due to efficient management and workforce.
KS&EW managing director Rear Admiral Syed Hassan Nasir Shah HI (M) in his address of welcome said that his organisation had built similar six landing craft for Pakistan Navy in 1976. As compared to the previous ones, the new LCMs were distinct because of their design and additional equipment.
He announced that Karachi Shipyard had been entrusted with the responsibility of construction of four submarines, adding that the project would elevate the KS&EW among the elite club of few shipyards in the world where construction of both submarines and ships were undertaken.