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Launch of 25T Bollard Pull Tug, Bajrang at Shoft Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Bharuch, Gujarat

March 14, 2024 Photo(s): By PIB

Third 25T Bollard Pull (BP) Tug, Bajrang was launched by Cmde V. Pravin, AWPS (Mbi) on March 14, 2024 at Shoft Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Bharuch, Gujarat. This Tug is a proud flag bearer of "Make in India" initiative of Government of India.

Contract for construction and delivery of three 25T BP Tug was concluded with Shoft Shipyard Pvt Ltd (SSPL), an MSME, in consonance with "Atmanirbhar Bharat" initiative of the Government of India. These Tugs are being built under the classification rules of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS). The availability of Tugs will provide impetus to Operational commitments of IN by facilitating assistance to Naval ships and submarines during berthing and un-berthing, turning and manoeuvring in confined waters. The Tugs will also provide afloat firefighting assistance to ships alongside, at anchorage and will also have capability to conduct limited Search and Rescue Operations.

Launch of 3rd '25T BP Tug' Bajrang, built by Shoft Shipyard Pvt Ltd for Indian Navy, undertaken on March 14, 2024 at Bharuch, Gujarat. Presided over by Cmde V. Pravin, AWPS (Mbi).
Indigenously designed & built, these Tugs will provide assistance to Naval ships & submarines for manoeuvring in harbour & confined waters.