The Hindusthan Shipyard Ltd delivered a 50-tonne bollard pull tug to the Visakhapatnam port trust here on Friday in the presence of Vizag port chairman Ajeya Kallam, according to a press release.

Col. H. Cartwright Reid was the sixth tug delivered by Hindusthan Shipyard to the Vizag port , enabling the latter to handle more vessels. Hindusthan Shipyard has so far delivered 168 vessels of various types.

The tug has a steerable rudder propulsion system for better navigation. It is 33.50 metres in length, 10.80 metres in breadth and 3.90 metres in depth. It has a speed of 11 knots and complement of 14. It has been built to Indian Register of Shipping classification, according to the release.

The function was attended by the CMD and senior officials of Hindusthan Shipyard.

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(This article was published on August 10, 2012)
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