Articles tagged under: Shipping

Coast Guards rescue 8 from sinking fishing boat off Gujarat coast

April 14, 2019
Coast Guards rescue 8 from sinking fishing boat off Gujarat coast

Porbandar:The Indian Coast Guards today rescued all the 8 crew members of a sinking fishing boat in the wee hours off Porbandar coast. Defence spokesperson Wing Commandar Puneet Chadha said that Indian Coast Guard rescued 08 fishermen 27 nautical miles off Porbandar in yet another Search and Rescue operation braving the inclement weather. 'At 0100 hrs, Indian Coast guard ship C-445 while on patrol received a distress call from IFB Prabhu Sagar on MMB channel 16. Fishing boat ...Read More

Pipavav-Surat Ro-Ro ferry, Somnath-Mandvi cruise services to be launched: Rupani in Rajkot

February 03, 2019
Pipavav-Surat Ro-Ro ferry, Somnath-Mandvi cruise services to be launched: Rupani in Rajkot

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today laid the foundation stone of Gujarat’s first-ever 6-lane flyover over single-piers to be built at a cost of Rs.90-crore near Gondal Crossing at Rajkot city for a permanent solution to traffic snarls. He said that another flyover will be built on the other end of Rajkot’s 150-feet wide Ring Road near Madhapar Crossing, for which the state government has already made financial allocation. Rupani said the Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro Ferry Service will be shortly ext...Read More

Direct bus connecting Surat and Bhavnagar in five hours via Ro-Pax ferry route launched

January 27, 2019
Direct bus connecting Surat and Bhavnagar in five hours via Ro-Pax ferry route launched

Surat: A new luxury travel bus service will connect Surat and Bhavnagar via Ro-Pax ferry service and complete the distance between two places in five hours. Making this announcement, DG Sea Connect's Chetan Contractor today said, 'passengers wanting to travel to Bhavnagar via Ro-pax ferry had some issues related to Surat - Dahej connectivity. In order to give a solution, franchisee Rahi Holidays and Sitaram Enterprise have in a joint venture started a bus service between Surat and Bhavnagar v...Read More

GMB signs 19 MoUs on first day of Vibrant Gujarat Summit; here is a list

January 18, 2019
GMB signs 19 MoUs on first day of Vibrant Gujarat Summit; here is a list

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Maritime Board today said it has signed a total of 13 MOUs with an integrated investment of Rs. 19542 Cr amidst a special ceremony organized during the seminar- Port Led Development & Strategies to establish India as the Transhipment hub of Asia, as part of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019. The emphasis has been on creation of new port capacity, development of Ro-Ro & Cruise terminals and port mechanization & upgradation. ► An MOU was signed with Petro...Read More

First coastal movement of Container Corporation of India flagged off at Kandla

January 10, 2019
First coastal movement of Container Corporation of India flagged off at Kandla

Gandhidham: Union minister Nitin Gadkari today via live video conferencing flagged off the first coastal movement of Container Corporation of India from Kandla Port to Tuticorin Port via Cochin and Mangaluru. Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal also spoke via video on this occasion. DeshGujarat Read More

3 feared dead, 4 rescued as tug boat sinks after blast in Gulf of Cambay off Gujarat coast

December 21, 2018
3 feared dead, 4 rescued as tug boat sinks after blast in Gulf of Cambay off Gujarat coast

Bhavnagar: Three people are feared dead as a tug boat on which they were aboard drowned after a blast in it in the gulf of Cambay at around 15 nautical miles from Ghogha coast in Bhavanagar district of Gujarat, police said. A total of 7 crew members were on board the tug boat Varun. 4 of them were somehow rescued while 3 others who drowned were still missing, a marine police official said. The boat reportedly had taken diesel cans for refueling of a bigger ship. Th...Read More

Gogha-Dahej Ro-pax ferry service, the pet project of PM Modi, resumes in gulf of Cambay

December 14, 2018
Gogha-Dahej Ro-pax ferry service, the pet project of PM Modi, resumes in gulf of Cambay

Bhavnagar: The Ro-Pax ferry service, the largest one across the country, between Bhavnagar and Ghogha, which was put on halt since November 21 due to technical problems in the ship used for it, resumed from today. Senior officer of the Ferry operating company Indigo Seaways Pvt Ltd (ISPL), D K Manral today said that the vessel has got clearance for ferry after repair and 3 successful sea trials. He said that the third and final sea trial was conducted on December 12 in presence...Read More

Suspicious Iranian Ship nabbed by Coast Guard off Gujarat coast

December 08, 2018
Suspicious Iranian Ship nabbed by Coast Guard off Gujarat coast

Bhuj:The Indian coast-guard have nabbed a suspicious looking Iranian ship in the sea off Gujarat coast. Highly placed sources said that the vessel with containers on it was named 'Negar' and had gone towards African coast in the Indian ocean. It was taken under control by the coast guard yesterday and was brought to Kandla for investigation and search. Officers from Narcotics Control Bureau, DRI and some other agencies apart from the coast guard were involved in the se...Read More

Dahej – Ghogha Ro-Ro ferry service paused for 3 days for maintenance

November 27, 2018
Dahej – Ghogha Ro-Ro ferry service paused for 3 days for maintenance

Bharuch: While Ro-Pax ferry operations on Dahej - Ghogha route are halted at least till December 7 for repair, the Ro-Ro ferry operations are also halted for three days for scheduled maintenance. According a private operator, 'Indigo One - RoRo passenger ferry operations are paused for three days for scheduled maintenance. Ghogha - Dahej sea route will restart operation from 29th November 2018.' Meanwhile, when analyzed the root cause of technical problem in Ro-Pax ferry was found in plas...Read More

Dahej – Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry likely to resume service from December 7, Ro-Ro ferry functional regularly

November 26, 2018
Dahej – Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry likely to resume service from December 7, Ro-Ro ferry functional regularly

Bhavnagar: While passenger-only ship Indigo One is functioning regularly on Ro-Ro ferry route connecting Dahej to Ghogha, the Ro-Pax ferry ship Voyage Symphony which can carry passengers, cargo and vehicles is still out of operation due to ongoing repairing work. According to private operator that operates the service, Voyage Symphony is likely to resume Ro-Pax ferry service from December 7. Earlier the operator had hoped to restart ferry service of Voyage Symphony from November 26. However ...Read More