In a groundbreaking development that highlights India’s rising prominence in the global shipbuilding arena, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL) has achieved a momentous milestone by formalizing a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) with the U.S. Government, represented by NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka.
MDL’s achievement is of immense significance, as it now stands as one of only two shipyards in India with an established MSRA with the U.S. Government. This transformative agreement is poised to revolutionize the landscape of voyage repairs for U.S. Navy ships at MDL, showcasing India’s competence and capability in providing world-class ship repair services to the international maritime community.
The MSRA represents a testament to the deepening bonds between India and the United States, especially in the realms of defense and maritime cooperation. It is anticipated to facilitate an extensive spectrum of voyage repair services for U.S. Navy vessels hosted at MDL, encompassing crucial activities such as maintenance, overhaul, and refurbishment. This landmark agreement not only underscores India’s growing role as a preferred partner for the maintenance and repair of naval assets but also solidifies its position in the global shipbuilding industry.