A landmark decision has been taken by the Government of India to address the existing anomaly with respect to the compensatory allowance for Risk & Hardships (Sea Going Allowance) faced by personnel of Indian Navy while being deployed at sea. This will further enhance the resolve and morale of the dedicated Naval personnel who are deployed for operations in High-Risk Areas, Anti-Piracy Operations, Maritime Security and IMBL Patrols etc, defending our maritime interests in Indian Ocean and beyond.
KEEL LAYING OF THREE 25T BOLLARD PULL TUGS (YARD 305-307)
Contract for construction of three 25Ton Bollard Pull Tugs was concluded with M/s Shoft Shipyard Pvt Ltd on November 12, 2021 at a cost of Rs 84.75 Crores. These Tugs are being built with a service life of 30 years. Keel for all three 25T Bollard Pull Tugs (Yard 305-Mahabali, Yard 306-Baljeet & Yard 307-Bajrang) was laid by Cmde Sunil Kaushik, Warship Production Superintendent (Mumbai) on Jun 10, 2022 at M/s Shoft Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Bharuch, Gujarat.