New patrol vessel launched for Maritime Security Agency
KARACHI: A brand new 600-ton maritime patrol vessel was launched for the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on Tuesday at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW), mentioned an announcement launched by the Pakistan Navy (PN).
The vessel, constructed with the technical collaboration of China Shipbuilding and Buying and selling Firm (CSTC), is a cutting-edge vessel able to performing a number of missions.
The ship is totally geared up to implement maritime safety and search and rescue missions in Pakistan’s maritime unique financial zone.
The chief visitor of the event, Chief of Naval Workers Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi congratulated the shipyard on reaching the necessary milestone and mentioned that it’s one more challenge that speaks volumes of the friendship between China and Pakistan.
He added that the accountability of PN and PMSA has elevated manifold for the reason that begin of CPEC and the extension of EEZ.
“Whereas highlighting the importance of CPEC, the admiral mentioned that CPEC will remodel Pakistan right into a regional financial hub. If we capitalize on simply 10 p.c of China’s exterior commerce, will probably be about 5 occasions the present quantity of commerce that we’re carrying by means of our port,” mentioned the PN assertion.
The naval chief additionally mentioned that the maritime sector can double and even triple the GDP of Pakistan.
MD KS&EW Rear Admiral Syed Hasan Nasir Shah mentioned the vessel is a part of a contract between the Ministry of Defence Manufacturing.
The ministry will assemble six maritime patrol vessels.
The assertion added that ongoing tasks at KS&EW embody 1,500 tons MPV, 32 tons Bollard Pull Tugs and Quick Assault Craft (Missile).
The launching ceremony was attended by excessive rating officers from Authorities of Pakistan, Pakistan Navy, China Shipbuilding & Buying and selling Firm and KS&EW.