Titagarh Rail Systems Launches Second 25T Bollard Pull Tug for Indian Navy

Titagarh Rail Systems Limited (TRSL) proudly announces the launch of its second 25T Bollard Pull Tug, christened Bahubali, for the Indian Navy. This vessel, constructed at the company’s facility in Titagarh, Barrackpore, marks a significant milestone in India’s maritime capabilities. The launch is a part of TRSL’s commitment to fulfilling an order for six 25 BP tugs, secured from the Indian Navy under the Ministry of Defence’s Make in India initiative in November 2021. Following the launch, the keel laying ceremony for the fourth 25T Bollard Pull Tug, Yuvan (Yard 338), was conducted, further solidifying TRSL’s dedication to meeting naval requirements.


Commodore Atul Maini, President SSB (Kolkata), graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, joined by esteemed guests including Commodore S. Sreekumar, Warship Production Superintendent (Kolkata). Representing Titagarh Rail Systems were Commodore Sanjay Deshpande (Retd.), Executive Director (OPS), Gautam Roy, Executive Director, and Commodore Ishan Tandon (Retd.), VP-SBD.


Mr. Umesh Chowdhary, Vice-Chairman, and Managing Director of TRSL, expressed his elation stating, “This is a momentous day for us at TRSL. Following the launch of the first tug earlier this year, we have now successfully launched the second within a record time of just two months. This achievement underscores our unwavering commitment to bolstering India’s naval prowess, and we are steadfastly progressing with the remaining vessels to ensure timely delivery.”


The 25T BP Tug is equipped with several advanced features that enhance its capabilities for diverse maritime operations. Powered by two robust engines generating 1200 BHP @1800 RPM each, the tug delivers formidable thrust for maneuvering large vessels. Its azimuth thrusters enable exceptional maneuverability, facilitating precise movements in various directions. With a 25-ton Bollard Pull, the tug can efficiently handle a wide range of towing tasks.


Featuring an external firefighting system and boasting a commendable 96-hour endurance, the vessel ensures readiness for emergency situations. Crew members benefit from comfortable accommodation and mess facilities, promoting extended operational efficiency. The tug’s communication and navigation equipment enhance safe navigation and effective coordination with other vessels, while its towing configuration versatility includes stern towing and pushing ahead.


Titagarh Rail Systems remains a key contributor to transformative policies initiated by the Government of India, including Make in India and Atma Nirbhar Bharat. Actively engaged in the construction of naval vessels, including five Diving Support Craft and six 25 BP tugs for the Indian Navy, Titagarh is steadfast in its commitment to bolstering India’s maritime capabilities.

Titagarh Rail Systems Launches Second 25T Bollard Pull Tug for Indian Navy



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