KARACHI: PN ships Madadgar and Rasadgar, the Small Tanker cum Utility
Ships (STUS) have been commissioned and PNS Alamgir formally inducted
in Pakistan Navy Fleet during an impressive ceremony held at Pakistan
Navy Dockyard here on Tuesday.
The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral
Noman Bashir graced the occasion as chief guest while the ceremony was
also attended by officials from Ministry of Defence (MoD), Flag
Officers from Pakistan Navy, senior management of Karachi Shipyard and
Engineering Works (KS&EW) and other distinguished guests.
Ships Rasadgar and Madadgar, the first ships of their class, have been
indigenously constructed in Pakistan by Karachi Shipyard &
Engineering Works (KS&EW). Induction of STUS will increase logistic
redundancy to Pakistan Navy fleet. These state of the art crafts are
designed and equipped for multi-facet rolEs with robust and reliable
modern machinery and equipment.
PNS Alamgir (Ex USS MCINERNEY)
is an Oliver Hazard Perry Class guided-missile frigate. Ship was
commissioned in Pakistan Navy on August 31th, 2010 after which she
underwent major refurbishment and essential repairs in the U.S. The OHP
Frigates are being used by a number of navies. PNS Alamgir will augment
Maritime Security Operations capacity in the Arabic Sea in addition to
supporting Pakistan Navy Surface Fleet.
Chief of Naval Staff
Admiral Noman Bashir while addressing the audience congratulated all
those who were involved in the STUS Project and induction of Alamgir
and also expressed satisfaction on the induction of these crafts in
Pakistan Navy Fleet.
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