First Bollard pull test carried out successfully on the first Anchor Handling Tug, “SCI Pawan” being constructed for Shipping Corporation of India. The tests were undertaken at the new facility recently set up at Vizhinjam,Thiruvananthapuram.
This is the first time in India that such a high capacity tug has been tested for bollard pull. The 500 tonne SWL Bollard Pull facility, set up at Vizhinjam, is the largest in Asia and was dedicated to the nation on September 23.
News Sourced from “Kerala Kaumudi” dated 05.11.2011