Chennai Naval Jetty
The ships of flotilla functioning under the aegis of Naval Officer-in-Charge, Tamil Nadu, have been tasked for multifarious roles. Apart from providing coastal defence, these ships are actively engaged in patrolling the Palk Straits with a view to curb militant activities and prevent smuggling of contraband goods across the International Maritime Boundary Line. In addition, these ships are actively involved in search and rescue off the Tamil Nadu Coast.
To meet the demands properly, a need was long felt to have a dedicated Naval jetty in Chennai wherein ships of local flotilla can operate smoothly for replenishment or shore support without disturbance to routine mercantile activities. With the formation of an integrated command at Port Blair, the importance of this port has increased manifold. This long cherished desire of Indian Navy has been fulfilled with the construction of an exclusive Naval wharf at Chennai Port.
The construction of this wharf commenced in 2002. The project was completed in 18 months the under the supervision of Chennai Port Trust at a cost of Rs 22.16 crore.
This naval wharf was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Raman Puri, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command. M/s AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd, Mumbai and Chief Engineer, Chennai Port Trust worked in close liaison to complete this major project.
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