Third 25T Bollard Pull Tug, Bajrang Launched

Indian Navy

New Delhi: The third 25T Bollard Pull (BP) Tug, Bajrang was launched by Cmde V Pravin, AWPS (Mbi) on March 14, 2024 at Shoft Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Bharuch, Gujarat.

A proud flag bearer of “Make in India” initiative of Govt of India, the contract for construction and delivery of three 25T BP Tug was concluded with Shoft Shipyard Pvt Ltd (SSPL), an MSME, in consonance with “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiative of the Government of India.

These Tugs are being built under the classification rules of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS).

The availability of Tugs will provide impetus to operational commitments of the Navy by facilitating Naval ships and submarines during berthing and un-berthing, turning and manoeuvring in confined waters. The Tugs will also provide afloat firefighting assistance to ships alongside, at anchorage and will have capability to conduct limited search and rescue operations.