Indigenous 25T Bollard Pull (BP) Tug "Bhishm" Launched in Kolkata

  • 16 Jan 2024

The ceremonial launch of the 25T Bollard Pull (BP) Tug named "Bhishm" took place on January 14, 2024, at M/s Titagarh Rail Systems Ltd (M/s TRSL) in Kolkata.

Key Points

  • Aatmanirbhar Bharat Endeavor: The launch of "Bhishm" aligns with the "Aatmanirbhar Bharat" initiative, as a contract for the construction and delivery of six 25T BP Tugs was secured with M/s TRSL, Kolkata.
  • Classification under Indian Register of Shipping: The Tugs are being meticulously constructed under the classification rules of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), reinforcing the commitment to quality and compliance.
  • Operational Support for Indian Navy: The Tugs, including "Bhishm," are poised to enhance the operational capabilities of the Indian Navy by providing crucial assistance to naval ships and submarines during berthing, un-berthing, turning, and manoeuvring in confined waters.
  • Afloat Firefighting Capability: In addition to supporting naval operations, the Tugs boast afloat firefighting capabilities, extending assistance to ships alongside and at anchorage, ensuring maritime safety.
  • Search and Rescue Operations: Demonstrating versatility, the Tugs, including "Bhishm," are equipped to conduct limited Search and Rescue Operations, reinforcing their role in maritime security and emergency response.