By April 2016, however, the plans had apparently fallen through. Nora Fatehi made some quirky videos during lockdown. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. For Navy veterans who watched the huge vessel being towed by tug boats, there was a lump in the throat as they bade it an emotional farewell from the Gateway of India. The world's longest-serving warship, INS Viraat was decommissioned by the Indian Navy three years ago. There were proposals … The aircraft carrier HMS Hermes‘ keel was laid at the end of World War II in 1944. INS Viraat has a thin and aerodynamic design." Thanks to David Rye for contributing to this post. Το πλοίο ξεκίνησε να ναυπηγείται κατά τη διάρκεια του Β΄παγκοσμίου Πολέμου με την τρόπιδα να τίθεται στο Barrow-in-Furness το 1944, με … Officials said the fuel tanks of the carrier have been cleared of any residual fuel, old batteries have been removed, and checks been made for presence of any inflammable gases to rule out chances of fire or explosions when the ship is cut using gas torches. Patel said even winching it is harder. In 1987, renamed Viraat, meaning ‘giant” in Sanskrit, the carrier was commissioned in the Indian Navy where she would serve for an additional 35 years. In 2014, INS Vikrant, which played a crucial role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, was dismantled in Mumbai. The Shree Ram Group expects to take a year to completely dismantle the carrier. Your email address will not be published. A ship is typically run up on the scrapping ways, which can be a concrete platform or a sloping sandy beach. As more steel is cut away the ship is pulled progressively farther ashore until the entire structure is reduced to scrap metal to be hauled away for resmelting in a local steel mill. The Guinness record holder for being the longest-serving warship of the world INS Viraat will arrive at the Alang ship-breaking yard in Gujarat by September, where it will be broken and sold as scrap.. Shree Ram Group, one the biggest ship recyclers has purchased the aircraft carrier, which served in the Indian Navy for 30 years.. “About 5 per cent of the ship has already been broken,” said Mukesh Patel, Chairman of the Shree Ram Group which bought INS Viraat as scrap. The Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat, a warship with a unique history spanning 58 years, has made its final journey. Commissioned in the British Navy in 1959 as HMS Hermes, INS Viraat was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1986-87. INS Viraat. I recall years ago watching the ship breaking yard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from a ship in drydock just up the harbor in China Shipbuilding. INS Viraat is the second aircraft carrier to be broken in India in the last six years. Decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat on Saturday set sail for the last time, on way to Alang in Gujarat, where it will be broken down and sold as scrap. In July last year, the central government said in Parliament that the decision to scrap INS Viraat was taken in due consultation with the Indian Navy. Read More |Here is how INS Viraat will be taken apart at the Alang shipyard. In her letter, she stated, "INS Viraat has been made powerless and is being broken down and dismembered to be sold as scrap rather than being preserved as a memorial of India's maritime history." It has arrived off the Alang coast in Gujarat for dismantling. There were proposals in the past to preserve it as a maritime museum. In 1985, she was decommissioned from active duty and subsequently sold to India. Earlier, INS Vikrant, India’s first aircraft carrier, was decommissioned in 1997 and scrapped in 2014 after it was sold to a shipbreaker for Rs 63.2 crore. Learn how your comment data is processed. Mukush Patel of the Shree Ram Group has said of the negotiations that, ‘because I bought this in scrap, you will have to produce an NOC (No-objection-certificate) from the Government of India. by B. N. 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The Viraat, which served in the Indian Navy for 30 years, was decommissioned in 2017. Being a Naval ship, INS Viraat is more difficult to dismantle than a normal vessel. In July 2019, the central government said in the Parliament that the decision to scrap INS Viraat was taken in due consultation with the Indian Navy. The 24,300-ton displacement vessel recently arrived at Alang in India… Update: Massive Iceberg Threatening South Georgia Island Now Breaking Up, Update: Golden Ray Salvage, Cutting Begins on Stern Section, Sting — Christmas At Sea (Live from Durham Cathedral), Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship in the Year of the Pandemic, WWI Anti-Submarine Warfare with Seagulls, Sacks and Hammers, Tupaia: Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator by Joan Druett, A Tainted Dawn: The Great War (1792-1815) Book I After completing the last leg of its journey in September this year, Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat awaits being stripped apart for scrap. While INS Viraat arrived at Alang about two months ago, officials of the Gujarat Maritime Board gave permission to dismantle it a month back, after a final inspection of the vessel, including by officials of the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). The next high tide is on Sunday. For a week now, dismantling of the carrier has been on at the Alang ship-breaking yard in Bhavnagar, with over 250 workers starting work from the ‘ski jump’, or the curved ramp, side, from where aircraft used to take off from the ship. In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had informed Parliament about the decision to scrap INS Viraat, saying no “self sustaining and financially complete” proposal had been found to preserve it. She was not completed and launched until 1953 and was commissioned in 1959. India bought the British carrier in 1986 and rechristened it as INS Viraat. INS Viraat, the second Centaur-class aircraft carrier, was in service for 30 years before being decommissioned in March 2017. But in 2013-14, the heroine of the Bangladesh Liberation was scrapped - even after a legal battle - in Mumbai’s Darukhana area. In January 2014, the ship was sold through an online auction and scrapped in November 2014 after final clearance from the Supreme Court. INS Viraat, the second Centaur-class aircraft carrier, was in service for 30 years before being decommissioned in March 2017.