Making Goa proud and showcasing Indian shipbuilding at the international level and underlining the vision of Swayampurna Goa, Make in India, and Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Vijai Marine Shipyard flagged off the Thimaaveshi India’s largest IR class FRP Catamaran in Panaji on Monday.

The 30-metre ship, which has been designed and built at Vijai Marine Shipyard at Rassaim, South Goa; was flagged off by the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant on 22nd May 2023. The project is all set to revolutionise the MSME and export sector of the state.

Vijai Marine Shipyard has one of the most versatile ship-building profiles. With the expansion of its fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) boat division, the company has invested in ultra-modern machinery and equipment to enhance its capabilities in designing and building high-quality FRP boats.

On the occasion, Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant said, “Taking the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa forward, Vijai Marine Shipyard has launched India’s First 30m Catamaran ship, ‘Thimaaveshi’ for the Ministry of Environment, to be handed over to the Maldives Government. I am certain this project will enhance Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi ji’s vision of Make in India & Make in Goa in the shipbuilding sector. Since the inception of the ship industry in Goa, beginning from 1961 till today it has been immensely growing with huge developments and the construction of this ship has created a proud moment for our state and the shipbuilding sector. Therefore, I congratulate Vijai Marine and Govt. of Maldives for the project.”

The FRP boat building division of Vijai Marine has now set a national record by competing against international shipyards and being awarded to design, build, and deliver a monitoring and research vessel to the Ministry of Environment, Maldives under A World Bank Project.


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