Handing Over Ceremony of Small Tanker cum Utility Ships

Handing over Ceremony of two Small Tanker cum Utility Ships (STUS) PNS RASADGAR and PNS MADADGAR being built for Pakistan Navy, was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works on 16th May 2011. Vice Admiral Abbas Raza, Commander Pakistan Fleet graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

The ships are 47m long with 1,600 tons displacement. The ships are equipped with steer-able rudder propellers along with bow thrusters for controlled positioning, navigation and communication. The vessels will be used by Pakistan Navy for logistic support to coastal stations, assistance of navy fleet for marine operations at sea including torpedo recovery, mine laying, search operations and rescue activities.