dredger under IRClass named “SHANTI SAGAR – 17” of 8000 cu.m capacity has been
successfully delivered to the Owners - Adani ports and SEZ Ltd by the yard -
IHC Holland B.V at Netherlands, Europe. The vessel is a trailing suction hopper
dredger (TSHD) constructed under the special survey of Indian Register of Shipping
(IRClass) and all the Statutory Certificates are issued by IRClass on
behalf of St. Vincent & Grenadines Flag, says a release on 28th Nov.
This dredger is built in compliance to the applicable IMO requirements
including SOLAS, MARPOL, Loadline and MLC 2006. It is the first in the series
of two dredgers; the second vessel is at an advanced stage of construction and
is expected to be delivered this week.
This is the
biggest dredger built under IRClass so far and also the first dredger to be
assigned with dredging freeboard as per Guidelines for Assignment of Reduced
Freeboards for Dredgers, DR-68 at the time of delivery. The DR-68 guidelines
permit operations at reduced freeboard. “We sincerely appreciate the
contribution and efforts of Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) which led to
the successful construction of our new vessel Shanti Sagar 17. It is their
attention to detail and prompt responses which culminated into the success of
this project. The technical expertise of IRS came in handy to address the
challenges associated with such a project” says Colonel Vinod George (Retd),
Chief Operating Officer, Dredging and Reclamation, Adani Group.