A 17,000 tons fleet tanker named PNS MOAWIN was commissioned during an impressive ceremony held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard, Karachi.
President Dr. Arif Alvi graced the occasion as Chief Guest, while Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was also present on the occasion.
PNS MOAWIN is the largest warship ever constructed in Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works, in collaboration with M/s Savunma Teknologiler Muhendisilik (STM) of Turkey.
The ship is capable of performing a variety of maritime operations including a provision of logistic support to other ships at sea through a transfer of fuel and other important military cargo. It can carry two helicopters. The ship is also equipped with state of the art medical facilities and can provide overseas support to friendly countries during any Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief.
During his welcome address, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi highlighted that Pakistan Navy has been striving to achieve self-reliance in warship construction.
Construction of various Naval platforms like F-22-P Frigates, submarines and Combat Support Ships in Pakistan in past and various warships and submarine construction projects planned in future will substantially enhance our shipbuilding capability.
20 Oct 2018/ Saturday