INS Poshak

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Career (India)
Name: Poshak
Builder: Shalimar Works, Kolkata
Commissioned: 18 June 2012
General characteristics
Type: Fuel carrier barge
Tonnage: 647 GT
195 NT
650 DWT[1]
Displacement: 1100 tonnes
Length: 49.6 m (163 ft)
Beam: 10.52 m (34.5 ft)
Draught: 3.25 m (10.7 ft)
Installed power: 2014 kW
Auxiliary Power: 2 x 122 kW 415 V 50 Hz AC
Propulsion: Caterpillar
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)
Crew: 13, with room for 30

INS Poshak is a self-propelled fuel carrier barge built by M/s Shalimar Works, Kolkata for the Indian Navy.

Description[edit]

It is an auxiliary ship capable to carry 500 tonnes of fuel. It has seagoing capabilities and have all essential communication and navigation equipment. The vessel is classed under IRS (No: 39518) with Class notation : +SUL, for carriage of oil with flash point above 60 Degree.[1][2]

INS Poshak is named after a previous auxiliary vessel of same name which served the Indian Navy. It was delivered to the Indian Navy on 18 June 2012.[2] Poshak is first of a series of two barges being built by the Shalimar Works (1980) Ltd.[2][3] M/s Shalimar Works secured the contract in November 2007 to manufacture two barges at a cost of INR 13.95 crores per barge.[4] The basic design, detail construction design and consultancy for test and trial was provided by M/s Marine Consultants, Selimpur Road Kolkata.[4]

Specifications[edit]

  • Gross weight: 647 tonnes[1]
  • Net weight: 195 tonnes
  • Dead weight: 650 tonnes
  • Displacement: 1100 tonnes
  • Overall length : 49.6 meters
  • Beam: 10.52 meters
  • Draught (max): 3.25 meters
  • Power: 2014 kW
  • Engine: Caterpillar
  • Auxiliary power: 2 x 122 kW 415 V 50 Hz AC
  • Speed : 14.5 Knots

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ship Constructed - INS Poshak". Shalimar Works (1980) Ltd. 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Ghosh, Pinak (19 June 2011). "Shipyard seeks loan". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Dutta, Indrani (2 November 2012). "Shalimar Works to build small warships". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b SAI India - Audit report, Chapter 3[dead link]

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