Karachi Shipyard to Build Third Damen ASD Tug 2009 for Pakistani Navy

October 23, 2019 – Damen Shipyards Group on 22nd October signed a contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) for the materials package of a third ASD Tug 2009 under the Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC). The order follows a contract of two ASD Tugs 2009 signed in July 2019. KS&EW are constructing all three vessels with Damen’s support. The contract was signed on behalf of KS&EW by General Manager Shipbuilding Commodore (R) Saleem Iqbal SI(M) and by regional director Teun Haverkort on behalf of Damen. Speaking on the occasion…

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Launching Ceremony 1500 T MPV for PMSA

May 22, 2019 – Launching ceremony of 1500 Tons state of the art Maritime Patrol Vessel being built for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA), was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW). Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The Maritime Patrol vessel is a multi-mission vessel with steel hull and aluminum super structure having length of 95 m & breadth of 12.2 m and can achieve maximum speed up to 26 knots. The ship has been built in technical…

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Handing Over Ceremony of 32 T Bollard Pull Tug built for Pakistan Navy

Handing over Ceremony of an unnamed 32 T BP Tug built for Pakistan Navy, was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) on 23 May, 2018. Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat HI(M), Vice Chief of Naval Staff graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials from Government, Pakistan Navy, Corporate Sector and KS&EW. This 32 T BP Tug has a 34 meter overall length with a displacement of 481 tons. It has maximum speed of 12 knots and propelled by 2 x Diesel Engines…

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Launching Ceremony of 32 Tons BP Tug being built for Pakistan Navy

Launching Ceremony of 32 Tons Bollard Pull (BP) Tug being built for Pakistan Navy was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) on 02 March, 2018. Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry HI(M), Secretary, Ministry of Defence Production, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials from GoP, Pakistan Navy, corporate sector and KS&EW.

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Pakistan Navy activates Task Force-88 in Gwadar

March 17, 2017 – Pakistan Navy has fully activated its newly formed ‘Task Force-88’ (TF-88) for the seaward security of Gwadar port and the protection of connecting channels. TF-88 is equipped with gunboats, frigates, Fast Attack Craft, aircraft, and drones as well as other electronic surveillance means. A senior official of Pakistan Navy while briefing a group of visiting journalists at Ormara informed them that the Navy has beefed up security at the Gwadar seaport and surrounding areas by instituting a patrolling system in light of increasing commercial and development…

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