Hindusthan Shipyard Limited delivers tug to Navy

The tug, vessel no 187 constructed and delivered by the HSL, named Avtar, has a speed of 12 knots, according to a HSL release.

By Author  |  AP Bureau  |  Published: 12th Jul 2019  11:06 pm

Visakhapatnam: The public sector Hindusthan Shipyard Limited (HSL) here on Friday delivered the fourth of a series of six 10-tonne bollard pull tugs being constructed for the Indian Navy.

The tug, vessel no 187 constructed and delivered by the HSL, named Avtar, has a speed of 12 knots, according to a HSL release.

The fifth tug in the series is also ready for delivery and it will be delivered at Kochi while the sixth, under construction, will be completed in August and delivered in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, a team from the Turkish Anadolu Shipyard visited the HSL on Friday and enquired about the facilities available at the yard. The HSL and the Turkish shipyard are planning to collaborate in construction of five fleet support vessels for the Indian Navy.

The Turkish team headed by CEO Sualp Omer Urkmez held discussions with HSL Chairman and Managing Director L V Sarat Babu and other senior officials and expressed satisfaction over the facilities at the HSL.

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