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KS&EW Hands Over Two Indigenously Built Tugs PNT JHARA And PNT IMAM BUKSH To PAKISTAN NAVY:

Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) hands over 2 indigenously built Tugs named as PNT IMAM BUKSH and PNT JHARA to PAKISTAN NAVY in a prestigious ceremony held at PN Dockyard Karachi on Thursday, September 23, 2021, PAKISTAN NAVY Media Wing Head DGPR NAVY Rear Admiral Naeem Sarwar said in an official statement.

According to the details released by the PAKISTAN NAVY Media Wing Head, Two indigenously built hands over by PAKISTAN NAVY from Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Karachi.

Commander PAKISTAN Fleet (COMPAK) Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf graced the Tug handing over ceremony as the Chief Guest.

The newly inducted Tugs gas a total length of 25 meters and a total displacement of 250 Tons in total. Both Tugs, PNT IMAM BUKSH and PNT JHARA Tugs, are propelled by two high-capacity diesel engine with a maximum speed of 12 Knots.

The Tugs also features the Azimuth drive propulsion system with automatic tug handling and integrated machinery system. Reportedly, both Tugs, PNT IMAM BUKSH and PNT JHARA, is equipped with the hi-tech navigational radar, a diesel driven fire pump, fire fighting system, two diesel generators, towing arrangement and sewerage treatment plant.

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While speaking on the occasion, Commander PAKISTAN Fleet (COMPAK) Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf said that the construction and induction of such hi-tech and state of the art 250 displacement Tugs in the fleet of PAKISTAN NAVY is another distinctive example of firm resolve, dedication, commitment and sheer hard work by the workforce and engineers of Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW).

The Chief Guest of the ceremony appreciated the timely delivery of Tugs, despite the several challenges like non-availability of engineers, Kits, Materials and due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Commander PAKISTAN Fleet Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf congratulated all the stakeholders, workforce and the management for rapidly and efficiently achieving this significant milestone.

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In his welcome address, the Managing Director Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) Rear Admiral Ather Saleem said that the dedicated staff, management and workforce of the KS&EW feel proud to entrust with such strategically important projects.

He also said specially thanked the valued customers, including PAKISTAN NAVY for showing confidence in the capability and capacity of KS&EW. He further highlighted the firm resolve, commitment and dedication to become ready to tackle the future challenges.

MD KS&EW also lauded the recent inauguration of state of the art Ship Lift & Transfer System (SLTS) by PAKISTAN NAVY few weeks back.

On the occasion, MD KS&EW Rear Admiral Ather Saleem also apprised the audience about the ongoing projects being undertaken by the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works, including MILGEM Class Stealth Warships, Fast Attack Missile Craft (FAC M-4), 1500 Tons Marine Patrol Vessel (MPV) of PAKISTAN Maritime Security Agency (PMSA), Tugs, Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Boats for PAKISTAN NAVY.

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MD KS&EW Rear Admiral Ather Saleem reassured the Nation that KS&EW, being the prime shipbuilding institution of the Sacred Country PAKISTAN, is fully committed to deliver cutting-edge and hi-tech services and platforms, according to the highest International Industry Standards to the utmost satisfaction of clients and end users.

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