Port Blair, Mar 11: Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) inducted two 10 Tonne (T) Bollard tug boats NT Abhishek and NT Aja into active service at Naval Ship Repair Yard (NSRY), Port Blair today. The vessels have been designed and built at Hindustan Shipyard Ltd, Vishakhapatnam. Maj Gen Beji Mathews, Chief of Staff, Andaman and Nicobar Command presided over the induction ceremony in presence of Cmde B Ajay, Commodore Superintendent of Yard, NSRY, Port Blair and other dignitaries.
The induction of the Tugs in NSRY, Port Blair will augment the support infrastructure for the flotilla at ANC. The tugs NT Abhishek and NT Aja have state of art systems designed for in-shore engagement and will provide assistance to ships and vessels.