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GSL delivers fuel barge to Indian Navy

11th December 2017 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Goa Shipyard (GSL) has delivered the second of four 1,000t fuel barges to the Indian Navy (IN).

The self-propelled fuel barge was delivered on 2 December and has been inducted into the service of the IN.

GSL was awarded a contract for the construction of four 1,000t fuel barges in June 2015. The first barge was delivered in August this year.

This 1,000t fuel barge will be used primarily to replenish vessels in harbour, at anchorage and at sea. It is powered by two 1,800bhp engines, two 250kVA generators and uses five cargo pumps with a 100t per hour capacity to transfer fuel.

The barge is over 68m in length, 12m in beam and can attain a maximum speed of 14kt with an endurance of 800nm. The vessel has a bulbous bow hull design and is equipped with navigational aids such as radar, DGPS and echo sounder, making it capable of operating in sea state 4 and survivability at up to an extreme sea state 6.

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