Tebma Shipyards, a Chennai based shipbuilding company, has announced that their latest dredger built for the Indian Navy is ready for commissioning.
The vessel, being a self propelled grab hopper dredger, has the capacity to hold 300 cubic meters of dredged material and openable hopper bottom doors for disposal out at sea.
The vessel was constructed at Tebma’s facility in Malpe, Karnataka, under Indian Register Classification Rules meeting applicable Naval Standards.
After successfully completing shipbuilder’s trials, the dredger sailed out on 25th March 2015 to Mumbai for its formal induction to the Naval fleet under Western Naval Command.
Previously, Tebma constructed and delivered various tugs, special purpose barges to Indian Navy and this dredger is the 22nd vessel built for the Navy. The shipyard is the largest dredger manufacturer in India and incidentally this is the 50th dredger built by the company.