The fuel barge has primary role of replenishing low speed and high speed diesel and other oils for ships in harbour
GN Bureau | December 14, 2017
Goa shipyard Limited (GSL) has delivered the second fuel barge to Indian Navy on December 2, 33 days ahead of contractual delivery schedule, and recently got inducted into the Navy.
Navy was in the need of self-propelled 1000Ton fuel barges, with a view to fuel big ships like INS Vikramaditya for a long time. This contract of construction of barges was signed between GSL and Indian Navy on June 4, Jun 2015. The first fuel barge was delivered on August 17 this year.
The fuel barge has primary role of replenishing low speed and high speed diesel (LSHSD), aviation fuel (AVCAT) and other oils for ships in harbour, at anchorage and even at distant location. It is powered with two 1,800 BHP engines to achieve the main role of fuel transfer.
The vessel has a novel hull design with bulbous bow and equipped with the state of art navigational aids like radar, DGPS and echo Sounder.
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