Chennai, Mar 28: Tebma Shipyards on Saturday said its indigenously built dredger is ready to be inducted in the Indian Navy. According to the company, this is the Indian Navy's 'first Dredger'.
"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," a Tebma Shipyards statement said.
The vessel is designed indigenously and built at Tebma's Malpe facility in Karnataka and it is a self-propelled grab-hopper dredger with capacity to hold 300 cubic metres of dredged material, it said.
It has been designed using 90 per cent of local materials "as a part of Make in India efforts," it said.
The company had earlier delivered various tugs and special purposes barges to Indian Navy and the dredger was its 22nd vessel delivered to the latter, it added.