Mumbai, September 18
Decommissioned plane provider of the Indian Navy, ‘Viraat’, will start its final journey on Saturday from Naval Dockyard right here for Alang in Gujarats Bhavnagar district the place it will likely be dismantled.
According to an Indian Navy assertion right here, the historic provider was supposed to depart for Alang on Friday, however its departure has been delayed by a day.
Some paper work continues to be happening and it might take some extra time. Hence, as an alternative of at the moment, ‘Viraat’ will likely be towed (to Alang) tomorrow (Saturday), it mentioned.
The vessel had served the Indian Navy for 30 years earlier than being decommissioned in 2017 in Mumbai.
It was the one warship within the Indian fleet which had served within the Royal Navy of the UK and later within the Indian Navy.
There have been makes an attempt to transform ‘Viraat’ right into a museum or a restaurant, however one of many plans fructified.
Alang-based Shree Ram group had received the bid for dismantling the ship.
The firm has its personal excessive capability tugs which can tow the vessel to Alang and it might take two days to finish the journey, a Navy official mentioned.
Alang, a seaside city, homes the world’s greatest ship breaking yard. PTI