HSL delivers 50T BP Tug to Indian Navy

The first of the series of three 50 T Bollard Pull Tugs(11162 – 11164) , for INDIAN NAVY, constructed by M/s. Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. (HSL),Visakhapatnam and named “HIMMAT” was Flagged off  on 23rd March 2014 at HSL jetty by RAdm (Retd) N K Mishra, NM, (Chairman & Managing Director of HSL) for delivery voyage from Visakhapatnam to Karwar.


The Vessel “HIMMAT” is built under special survey of IRS Steel ship Rules and have been assigned with IRS class notation

  • SUL TUG ,
  •    IY

 AGNI 1(2400 CU.M/HR)

The vessel particulars are:Overall Length 34.54 m, Breadth 11.26m , Depth 4.49m and with Gross Tonnage of 472.

The vessel is powered by two  Main Engines (Make : Wartsila Italia Spa. , Type:W8L26 , Power: 2412KW per Engine). These Engines drive Voith Schneider Propulsion unit. The Speed achieved for the vessel during sea trials was in excess of 13 Knots against contractual speed of 12 Knots at 85%Maximum continuous rating and the Bollard pull achieved for the vessel is in excess of 53 T.