Kolkata. 30 December 2023. Contract for construction and delivery of 07 x 250 Men Ferry Craft was concluded with M/s Shalimar Works Ltd, Kolkata, in consonance with “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives of the Government of India. Six out of Seven Ferrycraft have already been delivered to IN. Seventh Ferrycraft, ‘Manjula’ (Yard 786) has been delivered to Indian Navy on 29 Dec 23 in presence of Rear Admiral Deepak Kumar Goswami, ASD (Mbi). With all major and auxiliary equipment/ systems sourced from indigenous manufacturers, these Ferrycraft are proud flag bearers of “Make in India” initiatives of Ministry of Defence.

With a capacity to ferry 250 Men, Induction of ‘Manjula’ (Yard 786) would provide impetus to Operational Commitments of IN by facilitating Transportation of both Men and Material between Indian Naval Ports and Ships/Submarines at anchorage.