CSL delivers MV ‘Sindhu’, passengers cum Cargo Vessel for Andaman & Nicobar
Cochin Shipyard Ltd. delivers MV ‘Sindhu’ A 500 pax passengers cum 150 MT Cargo Vessel built indigenously for Andaman and Nicobar. The Protocol signing & handing over ceremony was held on board the vessel.
The world class ship will prove to be boon in Shipping Service of the far flung islands. Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) delivered the first 500 Pax passenger-cum-150-tonne cargo vessels Sindhu to the Andaman and Nicobar administration.
The ship will play mainly between the groups of islands and can also call at the mainland, said a press release here.
The ship delivered on Saturday is part of a series of four passenger vessels comprising two 500 Pax and two 1,200 Pax at a total order value of about ₹1,400 crore under the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government.
The second 500 Pax sister vessel, which is under advanced stage of construction, is also expected to join the fleet in the current year.
The protocol documents were signed by Ashutosh Pandey, Director, Shipping Services, representing the Andaman administration, and Sivakumar A., General Manager, CSL, the release said.