Indian Aircraft Carrier to Sea Trial Shortly

Press Release
Thursday, June 07, 2012
INS Vikramaditya: Photo credit Russian Navy

Indian Navy aircraft carrier 'INS Vikramaditya' to start sea trials soon

Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Russian Admiral Gorshkov) will depart for the White Sea on June 8 at 2 am to start sea trials, according to  a Sevmash shipyard spokesman.

The carrier's sea trials will last 120 days. If any defects are detected, the ship will stop trials and return to Sevmash to put them right.

The Indian Navy was planning to begin trials of the carrier in late in May 2012. Sevmash shipyard is due to deliver the ship in Dec 2012.

India agreed with Russia to purchase Admiral Gorshkov in 2004. The contract value was $1.5 bln. According to the contract, India received the carrier for free but was obliged to modernize the ship at Sevmash and to equip her with Russian-made deck-based fighters MiG-29K/KUB. Later on, the contract cost has grown to $2.3-billion.

At present, Indian Navy operates one aircraft carrier – INS Viraat.
 




 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ship Repair & Conversion

Cathelco Supply BWT System for Cable Laying Vessel

Cathelco have supplied a ballast water treatment (BWT) system for the C.C. Pacifique, a steel barge which is being converted into a cable laying vessel for Coastal Carriers BV of the Netherlands.

Turkey to Modernize Pakistan’s Subs

The Turkish defense firm Defense Technologies and Engineering (STM) won the tender to modernize Pakistan's submarines against its French competitor DCNS, reports Daily Sabah.

Turkey Launches F-513 TCG Burgazada

Turkish Navy’s third Milgem class corvette, the F-513 TCG Burgazada, created as part of the MILGEM project, was launched with a ceremony attended by Turkish President

Maritime Security

Chemical Tanker Runs Aground off Alaska

A 599-foot Norway flagged chemical tanker Champion Ebony ran aground near Nunivak Island, Alaska on June 24.   U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders

HMS Ambush Docks in Gibraltar

Navy nuclear submarine HMS Ambush yesterday steamed to Gibraltar – in a massive show of force against Spain.   The Spanish – emboldened by Britain’s Brexit vote

Indonesia Bans Ships for Philippines

The Indonesian Government has banned vessels flying Indonesias flag from sailing to the Philippines following the latest hostage incident.   According to a report in AP,

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0723 sec (14 req/sec)