KOCHI: A ferry craft named ‘Neelam’ has been inducted into the auxiliary fleet of Naval Ship Repair Yard (NSRY) in Kochi by Southern Naval Command, Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral MS Pawar. The craft capable of carrying 50 men was built by Shalimar Works, Kolkota.
Speaking on the occasion Rear Admiral Pawar said that the ferry vessel would bolster the operational support capabilities of Naval Ship Repair Yard by transportation of men and material to ships at anchorage and other berths. He urged the crew to be diligent in the maintenance of the vessel. The 218 tonne vessel has a twin hull configuration and is capable for doing speeds up to 15 Knots. Senior officers of the Southern Naval Command, employees of Naval Ship Repair Yard and representatives of the ship builder were present on the occasion. NSRY general manager Commodore TN Kaul, presided over the function.