Kochi: A 930 tonne Naval Auxiliary Craft
Ambuda was inducted into the Southern Naval command`s Naval
Ship Repair Yard today.
The induction ceremony was conducted by Commodore Ajay
Kumar Sinha, Chief Staff Officer (Technical), Southern Naval
Command at the Naval base here.
The vessel operated by a crew of 19 was 50 m long and is
fitted with two engines, the Navy said in a press release.
The sea going barge, capable of speed up to 12 knots was
named after the previous Auxiliary which served the Indian
for over 40 years and de-inducted in February 2007.
Ambuda, has a capacity of 500 T fresh water and capable of
serving Navy`s warships at anchorage outside the harbour and
elsewhere to ensure quick operational turnaround. It was
equipped with all essential and latest communication and
navigation equipment and also carries a Rigid Inflatable Boat.
The vessel complies with the standards of India Register
of Shipping and International Maritime Organisation for
of similar class, the release said.