Indian Navy’s decommissioned plane provider Viraat on Saturday set sail for the final time, on approach to Alang in Gujarat, the place it is going to be damaged down and offered as scrap.
For Navy veterans who watched the massive vessel being towed away by a tug boat, it was an emotional second as they stood close to the Gateway of India, waving on the as soon as ‘floating town’, aboard which they spent the very best years of their profession.
As Viraat started its ultimate journey from the Naval dockyard, a Navy helicopter circling overhead offered an imposing backdrop to the vessel’s final voyage.
Alang-based Shree Ram group purchased it for Rs38.54 crore at an public sale. Viraat will probably be dismantled on the Alang ship breaking yard, mentioned firm chairman Mukesh Patel. — PTI