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Two STUS and frigate join PN fleet

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  1. GHOST RIDER

    GHOST RIDER 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Karachi: PN ships Madadgar and Rasadgar, the Small Tanker cum Utility Ships (STUS) have been commissioned and PNS Alamgir formally inducted in Pakistan Navy Fleet during an impressive ceremony held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard here on Tuesday.
    The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir graced the occasion as chief guest while the ceremony was also attended by officials from Ministry of Defence (MoD), Flag Officers from Pakistan Navy, senior management of Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW) and other distinguished guests. PN Ships Rasadgar and Madadgar, the first ships of their class, have been indigenously constructed in Pakistan by Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW). Induction of STUS will increase logistic redundancy to Pakistan Navy fleet. These state of the art crafts are designed and equipped for multi-facet rolEs with robust and reliable modern machinery and equipment.
    PNS Alamgir (Ex USS MCINERNEY) is an Oliver Hazard Perry Class guided-missile frigate. Ship was commissioned in Pakistan Navy on August 31th, 2010 after which she underwent major refurbishment and essential repairs in the U.S. The OHP Frigates are being used by a number of navies. PNS Alamgir will augment Maritime Security Operations capacity in the Arabic Sea in addition to supporting Pakistan Navy Surface Fleet. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir while addressing the audience congratulated all those who were involved in the STUS Project and induction of Alamgir and also expressed satisfaction on the induction of these crafts in Pakistan Navy Fleet.
     
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    Jungibaaz Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Nice to see our Navy is progressing...

    We've got a lot to do, but this is a step forward! :agree:
     
  3. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    congrats to PN....and of course to my neighbors.....
    any pics ??
     
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    Capt.Popeye Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Judging from the pictures the STUs are a (maybe modified) Civilian Offshore Supply Vessel design. They seem to be around 65-70 mtr length and are fitted with twin engines of around 6500-8000 BHP (medium-speed diesel) and two screws (most likely with Kort Nozzles and a Bow Thruster. THe tanker part will come from under deck fuel tanks and there will also be a certain tankage for Fresh water, both of which can be supplied to other ships. Did'nt see any full length picture, but one picture shows part of a deck crane pedestal which may be used to hang fuel transfer hoses or transfer equipment and stores carried on the open after deck. There may be a possibility that there may be a towing winch fitted on the deck.
    The "Utility" part comes from the fact that these small ships may be capable of carrying out Towage, Oil pollution control and even Rescue operations in coastal waters. In essence they are Tugs with capacity to carry Oil Fuel and Stores to a certain extent.
     
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    GHOST RIDER 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Capt.Popeye Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^^^
    Nice pictures. One thing is quite mystifying though; the fore-deck of PNS Alamgir is very clear and uncluttered, except for two Machine-Guns.
    Did the Americans take off the armament from there, before the transfer?
     
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    GHOST RIDER 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    if we look closely then i think we can see the 50 cals
     
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    nice pics man.............
    what about its tonnage and armament?
     
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