Handing Over Ceremony of 32 T Bollard Pull Tug built for Pakistan Navy

 

Handing over Ceremony of 32 T BP Tug built for Pakistan Navy, was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) on 23 May, 2018. Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat HI(M), Vice Chief of Naval Staff graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials from Government, Pakistan Navy, Corporate Sector and KS&EW.

32T BP Tug for Pakistan Navy

This 32 T BP Tug has a 34 meter overall length with a displacement of 481 tons. It has maximum speed of 12 knots and propelled by 2 x Diesel Engines and same number of Azimuth Thrusters. It is fitted with a very robust fendering arrangement for all round tugging operations of almost all sizes of ships and crafts of Pakistan Navy.

32T BP Tug for Pakistan Navy

On the occasion, the Honorable Chief Guest said that it is indeed a loud manifestation of the vision of Pakistan Navy to pursue self reliance in field of ship construction. He appreciated Ministry of Defence Production and Karachi Shipyard for their valuable contribution towards attaining goal of self-reliance in the field of ship building. He said that Karachi Shipyard is one of the few public sector industries which has made a remarkable turnaround in last decade and is playing a pivotal role in supporting all components of national maritime sector.

32T BP Tug for Pakistan Navy

Earlier MD KS&EW, Rear Admiral Syed Hasan Nasir Shah HI(M) in his welcome address thanked Pakistan Navy and MoDP for their continued support. He said that this project has been completed with self-sufficiency in all phases of construction and no foreign assistance has been sought. He briefed about the ongoing Shipbuilding and Ship Repair activities at KS&EW and said that presently KS&EW is undertaking 6 x shipbuilding projects which includes 17000 Tons Fleet Tanker, 1500 & 600 Tons MPVs for PMSA, Fast Attack Missile Craft No. 4, 1 x 32 tons BP tug. He further said that first export order of 8 x sugar mill rollers to Philippines and Thailand has also been delivered this year. Lastly, he said that each and every worker of Karachi Shipyard is ready, prepared and committed to complete these challenging projects on time while meeting all quality standards.