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50 Tonne Bollard Pull tug “JYESHTA delivered to Kandla Port Trust

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Date: 16/01/2017

It is a matter of great pleasure that a 50 Tonne Bollard Pull tug “JYESHTA” V.C. 11173 has been delivered by M/s. Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Vishakhapatnam to Kandla Port Trust on 09-01-2017.  The tug, built at a cost of Rs.45.59 Crores, is capable moving at a speed of 12 Knots and has a Bollard Pull Capacity of 50 Tons.  The Azimuth Stern Drive (AZD) tug has a forward independent winch enabling the tug to assist any ship in Push-Pull Mechanism and is fitted with State-of-the Art Rolls-Royce SRP Propulsion System & Cater-pillar engines of 3840 KW which enable the tug to maneuver with ease and speed.

​The Tug is also suitable for emergency duties of Fire Fighting and Oil Spill Combat being fitted with powerful AGNI-I fire fighting equipments. The tug’s ability and capability is justified by the long voyage undertaken under its own power from Vizag to Kandla without stopping for re-fuelling covering a distance of 2200 nm which also shows the quality and the workmanship of M/s. Hindustan Shipyard Limited.

​Tug “JYESHTHA” was gracefully floated out on 23rd April, 2016, from the building dock for outfitting work and transformed from a mere hull into a complete tug.  The Tug was set out for sea trials and Bollard Pull Tug Tests on 26th October and 11th November, 2016.

The dynamic leadership of Shri Ravi Parmar, Chairman, Shri Alok Singh, Dy.Chairman, and Capt. T. Srinivasa,Deputy Conservator has added one more silvery feather in the crown of the Kandla Port by having such capable and efficient tug which will enhance the performance of the port and benefit the trade

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