GRSE to Build Advanced Ocean Going Tug for Bangladesh Navy

The tug's primary roles will include towing ships at sea, both alongside and astern, assisting them during berthing, and casting off as well as helping them turn through pushing and pulling.

GRSE to Build Advanced Ocean Going Tug for Bangladesh Navy

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Ltd recently signed an agreement with the Directorate General Defence Purchase, Ministry of Defence, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the construction of an advanced Ocean-Going Tug. Additionally, GRSE had previously signed a contract with Bangladesh for the delivery of a Trailing Suction Hopper (TSH) dredger a few weeks ago.

Recently on June 22, 2024, GRSE entered into a contract with a German company for the delivery of at least four multi -purpose cargo vessels. The time needed to execute the agreement is 24 months. The broad consideration of the contract is approximately 21 million USD.

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The overall length (LOA) of the tug will be nearly 61 meters, and the vessel will be about 15.80 meters wide with a depth of nearly 6.80 meters. The tug's draught requirement with a full load will be around 4.80 metres while its bollard pull capacity will be 76 Tons ahead and 50 Tons astern. The ship's maximum speed with a full load will be at least 13 knots.

The tug's primary roles will include towing ships at sea, both alongside and astern, assisting them during berthing and casting off as well as helping them in turning through pushing and pulling. The vessel will also have the capability to carry out rescue and salvage operations at sea.

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 Its secondary roles will be to provide firefighting support to ships at sea and limited pollution control measures. The platform will be extremely robust with a capability to operate even at sea state 5 (wind speeds of 17-21 knots and wave heights of 2-3 metres) with dynamic positioning - 2 system capability. This is an advanced computer-controlled system that allows a ship to maintain its heading and position without the use of mooring lines or anchors.

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