India’s Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has delivered the vessel ‘Indira Point’ to Directorate General Of Light Houses and Light Ships, in April, 2 months earlier than planned.
The approximately 25 million contract for the construction of the ship was signed in August 2012 and the contractual delivery date was June 10, 2015.
the multi-purpose vessel will be used for transportation and placement of Buoys in position at deep seas, recovering and maintenance of buoys, towing and mooring of light vessels, distress management, transportation of equipment and materials in containers, as well as the repair of light houses in remote islands.
The vessel is Rolls Royce Marine UT 755 S design and was built under the classification requirements of Indian Register of Shipping.
The MV Indira Point is 72 meters long, fitted with helideck and a 35 tons capacity crane for handling buoys in deep seas.