December 5, 2022

KEEL LAYING OF THREE 25T BOLLARD PULL TUGS (YARD 305 – 307) AT M/S SHOFT SHIPYARD PVT LTD, BHARUCH

New Delhi, Keel for all three 25 tonne Bollard Pull Tugs (Yard 305 – Mahabali, Yard 306 – Baljeet & Yard 307 – Bajrang) was laid by Cmde Sunil Kaushik, Warship Production Superintendent (Mumbai) at M/s Shoft Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Bharuch, Gujarat on June 10.

With all major and auxiliary equipment/ systems sourced from indigenous manufacturers, these tugs are proud flag bearers of “Make in India, Make for the World” initiatives of Ministry of Defence.

Contract for construction of three 25 tonne Bollard Pull Tugs was concluded with M/s Shoft Shipyard Pvt Ltd on November 12 at a cost of Rs 84.75 crores in consonance with “AatmaNirbhar Bharat” initiatives of the Government of India.

These Tugs are being built with a service life of 30 years. The tugs will be capable of assisting naval ships and submarines in berthing, un-berthing, and manoeuvring in confined waters. The tugs will also provide afloat firefighting assistance to ships alongside & at anchorage and will have capability for limited Search and Rescue Operations.

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