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50TON BOLLARD PULL TUG “BALBIR”

About the Tugs:

  • These tugs are designed and constructed under the Indian Register for Shipping (IRS) classification rules with a service life of 20 years.
  • These can assist large naval ships, including Aircraft Carrier and Submarines, in navigation, diversion, turn, and direction in confined water and the harbour.
  • They provide afloat firefighting assistance to ships alongside and have limited capability for Search and Rescue operations.
  • These tugs are major and auxiliary equipment/systems sourced from indigenous manufacturers.
  • They are flag bearers of "Make in India, Make for the World" initiatives following "Atmanirbhar Bharat". 

Veeran and Balraj Tugs:

  • Tugs "Veeran" and "Balraj" were inducted on 22 October 21 and 31 December 21, respectively, at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam, and "Balram" on 30 October 21 at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

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