- Tebma Shipyards said its indigenously built dredger is ready to be inducted in the Indian Navy.
- The dredger sailed out on March 25, 2015, after successfully completing all the trials in ship builders yard to Mumbai for its formal induction to the Naval fleet under Western naval command.
- The vessel is designed indigenously and built at Tebma’s Malpe facility in Karnataka.
- It is a self-propelled grab-hopper dredger with capacity to hold 300 cubic metres of dredged material.
- According to the company, this is the Indian Navy’s ‘first Dredger’.
- It has been designed using 90 per cent of local materials as a part of “Make in India” efforts.