Launch of Indian Navy’s 25T Bollard Pull Tug, Bhishm at TRSL, Kolkata

25T Bollard Pull Tug, Bhishm which has been built for the Indian Navy was launched by Cmde S Sreekumar, Warship Production Superintendent (Kolkata) on 14 Jan 24 at Titagarh Rail Systems Ltd, Kolkata.

This Tug is a proud flag bearer of “Make in India” initiative of Govt of India.

Contract for construction and delivery of six 25T BP Tugs was concluded with Titagarh Rail Systems Ltd (TRSL), Kolkata in consonance with “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiative of the Government of India.

These Tugs are being built under the classification rules of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS).

The availability of Tugs will provide impetus to Operational commitments of IN by facilitating assistance to Naval ships and submarines during berthing and un-berthing, turning and manoeuvring in confined waters.

The Tugs will also provide afloat firefighting assistance to ships alongside, at anchorage and will also have capability to conduct limited Search and Rescue Operations.