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Promising A New Era Of Maritime Excellence With Thimaaveshi Ship

State-of-the-Art Thimaaveshi Vessel Flagged-Off by Hon. Chief Minister of Goa Dr. Pramod Sawant.



anaji, May 22: Making Goa proud and showcasing Indian shipbuilding at the international level and proving the vision of Swayampurna Goa, Make in India, and Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Vijai Marine Shipyard flagged off the Thimaaveshi India’s largest IR class FRP Catamaran ship designed and built in their Shipyard at Rassaim Goa at the hands of the Hon. Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant on 22nd May 2023 at the Ferry Terminal Panaji-Goa. The project is all set to revolutionize the MSME and export sector of the state.

The Thimaaveshi project is a venture by Vijai Marine Shipyard, a leading shipbuilding and repair facility located in Goa. Vijai Marine Shipyard has been spearheading this segment of Goan shipbuilding, by having one of the most versatile ship-building profiles and setting benchmarks in the industry for quality ships delivered in record timeliness, it is leading in terms of the vast competence and vessels delivered in this sector. With the expansion of its fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) boat division, the company has invested in ultra-modern machinery and equipment to enhance its capabilities in designing and building high-quality FRP boats.

Speaking at the ceremony Hon. Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant said, “Taking the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa forward, Vijai Marine Shipyard has launched India’s First 30m Catamaran ship, ‘Thimaaveshi’ for the Ministry of Environment, to be handed over to the Maldives Government. I am certain this project will enhance Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi ji’s vision of Make in India & Make in Goa in the shipbuilding sector. Since the inception of the ship industry in Goa, beginning from 1961 till today it has been immensely growing with huge developments and the construction of this ship has created a proud moment for our state and the shipbuilding sector. Therefore, I congratulate Vijai Marine and Govt. of Maldives for the project.”

The FRP boat building division of Vijai Marine has now set a national record by competing against international shipyards and being awarded to design, build, and deliver a monitoring and research vessel to the Ministry of Environment, Maldives under A World Bank Project.

Being technically qualified and financially competing at the international platform shows the acumen and potential of Vijai Marine Shipyard which took up the project which happened to be the largest FRP vessel ever attempted to be designed and built by an Indian Shipyard under IR Class.

Immaculate planning and great teamwork ensured the effective and efficient execution of the project and in spite of being a completely new design developed from the drawing board specifically for this project, the vessel has been completed and achieved all parameters of performance as required under the contract.

This substantiates the expertise that Team Vijai Marine possesses and the command over building strategy along with financial strength that made sure the successful completion of the project.

As the Thimaaveshi sets sail, it serves as a symbol of progress and innovation, highlighting the importance of modernizing the infrastructure in the state to meet the growing needs of the population. Vijai Marine remains committed to investing in projects that will enhance connectivity, boost economic growth, and provide better opportunities for the people of the state.

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