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Date: 11/11/2016

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) has taken over the Technical Consultancy of MV “Andaman”, a 35 Ton Bollard Pull Tug owned by M/s. ALHW (Andaman Lakshadweep Harbour Works) Port Blair, an organization under the aegis of Ministry of Shipping. M/s. ALHW has accepted the delivery of MV “Andaman” on 9th November, 2016 at Port Blair.
MV “Andaman” has been constructed under the supervision of the SCI complying with the latest applicable regulations. It is the first of the series of the two 35 Ton BP Tugs ordered by ALHW in May 2015 and built at M/s. Tebma Shipyards Limited. SCI takes pride to be a part of this prestigious project completed within the Contractual time frame.
MV “Andaman” is a highly maneuverable harbor Tug fitted with Azimuth stern drive Steerable Rudder Propulsion (SRP) for efficiently performing harbor towing operations. This vessel will serve the needs of the Island territories in Andaman & Nicobar sector. The vessel is capable of developing a bollard pull of 35 Tons and achieves a speed of 12 Knots. The vessel is classed with Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) and is installed with FiFi according to IRS AGNI-1 notation.
MV “Andaman” is designed to meet the growing requirements of the Islands and will contribute effectively in the accelerated development activities of port and harbor sector.

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