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Pakistan Navy’s tug vessel launched

12th March 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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A Pakistan Navy 32-tonne Bollard Pull tug has been launched in a ceremony at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works.

The tug has an overall length of 34 metres, with displacement of 481 tons and maximum speed of 12 knots.

The tug is fitted with a robust fendering arrangement for tugging operations for almost all sizes of ships and watercraft. The tugs will provide services for berthing, dry movement and towing of ships and other vessels of the Pakistan Navy.

Karachi is building two tugs for the navy under a contract signed with Pakistan's Ministry of Defence Productionin June 2016.

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