Web Desk (24 News) — Keel laying ceremony of 32 tons Bollard Pollard (BP) pull tug being built for Pakistan Navy was held at Karachi Shipyard, reports 24 News HD on Friday.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini highly appreciated the achievement of the milestone and said that construction of 32 tons BP Tug is indeed a clear manifestation of PN vision to pursue self reliance in ship construction.
Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini highlighted that Pakistan Navy is pursuing new inductions of platforms with focus on indigenisation and is continuously awarding contracts to Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works ( KS&EW) for construction of ships. ‘This will not only ensure timely availability of required ships for PN but will also go a long way in consolidating the shipbuilding industry in Pakistan’, said the Vice Admiral.
The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials from Government of Pakistan, Pakistan Navy, corporate sector and KS&EW.