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Indian Navy Inducts Its First Dredger Vessel - Second Battle Practice Target Ship (BPT) Launched

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    Indian Navy takes first dredger from Chennai-based Tebma Shipyards
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    Tebma Dredger for Indian Navy

    MUMBAI: The Indian Navy has inducted its first owned dredger from Chennai-based Tebma Shipyards, for its captive requirement to maintain various naval docks

    Indian Navy has historically outsourced its dredging operations. It floated a tender for its first owned dredger in 2012, said Sivaram N Swamy, head of business development at Tebma, India's biggest dredger manufacturer. Tebma won the bid next year, he added.

    Tebma has sourced 90 per cent of the material from local manufacturers for this dredger compared to the usual 50 per cent said Swamy.

    The dredger is a grab-hopper with the capacity to hold 300 cubic meters of dredged material and has hopper bottom doors for disposal out at sea. It was built at Tebma's facility at Malpe (Karnataka).

    Tebma has in the past built and delivered various tugs and special purpose barges to the Indian Navy. This dredger is the 22nd vessel to be delivered to the navy and the 50th dredger to be built by Tebma. It has delivered 157 vessels globally till date.

    Source:- Indian Navy takes first dredger from Chennai-based Tebma Shipyards - The Economic Times

    ABP Shipyard at Dahej to launch 2nd Battle Practice Target Ship
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    ABG Shipyard Ltd. Dahej will witness launching of Second Battle Practice Target Ship (BPT) (Yard – 443) built for the Indian Navy on Sunday, May 17th.

    This is the second vessel being delivered post CDR process was put in place. The vessel will be delivered at Mumbai Naval Base by end May 2015. The vessel is 50 Mtr. Long and 10 meters Width & 322 MT in weight. It will be used as a target for practicing missile firing by the Indian Navy.

    Also, The Cadet Training Ships (CTS) being built for the Indian Navy for training of officer cadets are at advance stages of construction at ABG Shipyard Ltd. Dahej.

    Source:- ABP Shipyard at Dahej to launch 2nd Battle Practice Target Ship | DeshGujarat
     
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    I wonder how Battle Practice Target Ship works, they normally launch mimissiles at old ships,
     
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    Navy gets its own dredger, will help in increasing draft of navigation channels
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    The dredger was inducted into the western fleet by Vice Admiral AR Karve, chief of staff, Western Naval Command.

    KOLKATA: After coming under fire from the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) and grounding of vessels in navigation channels, the Navy finally purchased its own dredger and commissioned it on Saturday at the naval dockyard in Mumbai. Till now, the Navy had been maintaining necessary draft in the navigation channels of its dockyards with the help of dredgers hired from the Dredging Corporation of India and private agencies. The CAG had, a couple of years ago, hauled up the Navy for incurring additional expenditure towards dredging but not getting the desired results.

    On Saturday, the dredger was inducted into the western fleet by Vice Admiral AR Karve, chief of staff, Western Naval Command. The dredger is designed and built indigenously by Tebma Shipyards using 90% Indian components. It is a self-propelled Grab-Hopper Dredger and has the capacity to hold 300 cubic metres of dredged silt. It has openable hopper bottom doors for disposal out at sea.

    In the last couple of years, there have been several incidents when naval vessels have come close to running aground while leaving or entering dockyards. At least two vessels did get stuck. One of these was the INS Sindhughosh, a Kilo-class submarine. This happened when the submarine was returning to base in Mumbai. At that time, it was armed and had a full complement of officers and crew. In another incident a Magar-class Landing Craft Utility (LCU) was grounded close to the Eastern Naval Command's headquarters in Visakhapatnam.

    The dredger was built at Tebma's facility at Malpe in Karnataka and will help bring about self-sufficiency to the Navy and reduce dependence on external agencies. Sources said that Tebma, one of the largest dredger makers in the country, was shortlisted by the Navy through an exhaustive and stringent techno-commercial bidding process. The cost of the dredger was nearly Rs 30 crore.

    "We needed a dredger and placed an order with the private company after looking at all possibilities," said Navy spokesperson Captain DK Sharma.

    Source:- Navy gets its own dredger, will help in increasing draft of navigation channels - The Times of India