700 passenger cum 160 MT cargo ship

            The ship  under construction at Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnam,  Andra Pradesh, India  at an estimated cost of Rs.129.64 crores. The ship is expected to be delivered during 2004. The Ship has been name as "M.V. Kavaratti". The Salient features of the new ship is as follows:

GRT

DWT

Passenger Capacity

Cargo Capacity

Bunk Class

2 Bed Cabin

4 Bed Cabin

1500

8858

300

200

200

160 MT

Other projects in hand are:

Type of Craft

Length of hull

Engine Type

No. of Engines

Estimated Cost

Expected Date of Delivery

Passenger Boats (2 Nos)

20 Mtre

6YDXM

1

67.53 lakhs

30th Nov.03

Mooring Boat

9.2 Mtrs

3YDA

1

14.49 lakhs

15th Sep,03

Search & Rescue Tug

16 Mtrs

6YDM

2

28.11 lakhs

15th Sep, 03

Mobile Workshop

20 Mtrs

6YDXM

2

47.72 lakhs

December, 03

Passenger Launch

20 Mtrs

6YDXM

2

52.81 lakhs

30th Nov, 03

50 MT Dumb Barge

-

-

-

18.51  lakhs

15th Sep, 03

75 MT Dumb Barge

-

-

-

23.00 lakhs

15th Sep, 03            

                 The above marine crafts are being constructed at Kavaratti by different firms based in mainland as well as local firms. One mooring boat and one search and rescue tug are being constructed by the local firm- Madeena Industries. Two Passenger boats and one passenger launch are being constructed by Sulkha Shipyard Kannoor District ,Kerala. The two dumb barges are constructed by Bharat Engineering Works, Arookutty, Alleppy District, Kerala. The boat for Mobile Workshop is being constructed at Bilimora Gujarat.


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