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Cochin Shipyard launches passenger/cargo ship for Andaman Administration

Cochin Shipyard launches passenger/cargo ship for Andaman Administration

The vessel is designed as a modern high-quality passenger vessel with electric propulsion suitable for carrying 1,200 passengers and 1,000 tonnes of cargo.

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The ship is built in steel as a modern, safe and seaworthy vessel with aesthetic lines and a pleasant profile, said a release. 

The ship will not only enable safe and comfortable passenger movement, but will also be a boost to the tourism sector, the release added. It is part of the order for four vessels placed with CSL by the A&N Administration. The second 1,200-pax vessel is under construction.

The Vessel is designed as a modern high-quality passenger vessel with electric propulsion suitable for carrying 1200 passengers and 1000T cargo for all-weather operation on the Main Land to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

It is part of the order for four vessels placed with CSL by the A&N Administration. The second 1,200-pax vessel is under construction.

“The vessel cruises at 18 knots, and has been built with special “Safe Return to Port” (SRtP) compliance which is a first in Asia,” said CSL’s CMD, Nair. “The ship will not only enable safe and comfortable passenger movement, but will also be a boost to the tourism sector.

“It will now undergo outfitting and building of the accommodation and living quarters, after which it will undergo testing and trials, prior to delivery to the A&N Islands Administration in 2021.”

Maritime Business World 

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