Panaji: Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) created yet another landmark in the history of Indian Shipbuilding Industry, by delivering all 4 x 1000T Fuel barges, ahead of contractual schedule.

According to a statement here on Thursday, the 4th and last barge “FUEL BARGE-13”, was delivered on July 23, 2018, five months ahead of contractual schedule, in the presence of Cmde G Shyamsundhar, CSO(Tech), Karnataka Naval Area.

The barge was ceremoniously inducted into the Indian Navy by RAdm K J Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area on July 24, 2018, at Karwar.

For a long time, Indian Navy was in shortage of self-propelled 1000T Fuel Barges for fuelling of large ships such as INS Vikramaditya.

With induction of GSL constructed efficient and modern fuel barges, the Indian Navy has got a shot in the arm as critical operational requirement of fuelling large ships would now be met by these ocean going vessels.

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