Keel Laying Ceremony of 32 T BP Tug being built for Pakistan Navy

 

Keel Laying ceremony of yet another 32 Tons Bollard Pull (BP) Tug being built for Pakistan Navy was held at KS&EW on 20 June, 2017. Lt Gen (R) Syed Muhammad Owais HI(M), Secretary, Ministry of Defence Production, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials from GoP, Pakistan Navy, corporate sector and KS&EW.

32T BP Tug for Pakistan Navy

This 32 Tons BP Tug is third of the series being built at Karachi Shipyard this year. Keel Laying of second 32 Tons BP Tug was performed on 19th May, 2017.

32T BP Tug for Pakistan Navy

The honorable Chief Guest in his address said that construction of 32 Tons BP Tug highlighted the mission of MoDP to make Pakistan self reliance in shipbuilding. He appreciated the efforts of PN and KS&EW in playing a significant role in turning this vision into reality. He also praised the KS&EW management and workforce which has consistently shown remarkable performance by executing all the projects on time.

32T BP Tug for Pakistan Navy

Earlier MD KSEW, R/Adm Syed Hasan Nasir Shah HI(M) in his welcome address said that today marks the performance of keel laying of second 32 Tons BP Tug, which is part of the contract awarded by PN for the construction of 2 similar Tugs. He added that 3 new contracts for the construction of Offshore Patrol Vessel and Hydrographic Survey Vessel for PN, and 02 x Surveillance Boats for Pakistan Customs have also been signed during the month of June. He also gave a brief overview of 9 ongoing construction projects being executed simultaneously at KS&EW.

Later, he expressed his profound gratitude for Ministry of Defence Production and Pakistan Navy for their contribution in the revival of this national asset. He assured that KS&EW will leave no stone unturned in meeting the expectations of nation and Pakistan Navy.