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Second 25 Ton Ballistic Pull Tug Launched for the Indian Navy by Titagarh Rail Systems

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Bahubali, the second 25-ton Bollard Pull Tug produced by Titagarh Rail Systems Limited (TRSL) for the Indian Navy, was launched. The ship is constructed at the company's Titagarh, Barrackpore, facility. The launch is a component of the six 25 BP tug orders that the company obtained from the Indian Navy in November 2021 as part of the Made in India programme of the Ministry of Defence. Following the launch, there was also a keel-laying ceremony for Yuvan (Yard 338), the fourth 25T Bollard Pull Tug. Titagarh is actively involved in the construction of naval vessels comprising five Diving Support Craft & six 25 BP tugs for the Indian Navy. Titagarh is a vital contributor to the transformative policies initiated by the Government of India, including Made in India and Atma Nirbhar Bharat. As the Chief Guest, Commodore Atul Maini, President of SSB (Kolkata), graced the occasion. Prominent attendees at the launch ceremony included Warship Production Superintendent (Kolkata) Commodore S. Sreekumar. Commodore Sanjay Deshpande (Retd.), Executive Director (OPS), Gautam Roy, Executive Director, and Commodore Ishan Tandon (Retd.), VP-SBD, were the representatives of Titagarh. The 25T BP Tug boasts several features designed for diverse maritime tasks. Its powerful twin engines (1200 BHP each) provide strong thrust for manoeuvring large ships. Azimuth thrusters enable precise movements in any direction, while the 25-ton bollard pull tackles various towing jobs. The tug

prioritizes safety with an external firefighting system and a 96-hour endurance rating. Crew comfort is ensured by onboard living quarters and mess facilities. Advanced communication and navigation equipment facilitate safe operation and coordination with other vessels. Additionally, the tug's towing versatility allows for both stern towing and pushing ahead, making it a valuable asset for various maritime operations. In a statement from Umesh Chowdhary, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, TRSL, said that it was a historic day for TRSL because, in the short two months since the first tug was launched earlier this year, they have successfully launched the second tug in record time. This represents a significant turning point in their efforts to strengthen India's naval power, and they are working hard to complete the remaining ships by the scheduled date.


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