The newly inaugurated ‘Ocean Victor’ will
help in handling vessels of various sizes thereby providing more safety during
handling of large ships. Additionally, during strong tide and severe monsoon
conditions, the tug-boat will add to the safety of operations.
The new tug ‘Ocean Victor’ is of Azimuth
Stern Drive configuration based on the Robert Allan design and is equipped with
the latest technology & equipment. The tug also designated as Agni Class
has joined the existing advanced fleet of JNPT. ‘Ocean Victor’ utilises two
Niigata main engines each developing 1471 KW at 750 rev/min giving a bollard
pull of 50 tonnes and a speed ahead of around 12 knots. The tug has been
designed to provide high performance line & ship handing capabilities
thereby revolutionizing the fleet of JNPT.