Since then, on high tides, it has been dragged closer, using diesel-powered winches. After completing the last leg of its journey in September this year, Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat awaits being stripped apart for scrap. 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. INS Viraat may be scrapped. In the media, the ship has been referred to as the “world’s longest-serving warship.” Whether the claim is literally accurate, the INS Viraat, ex HMS Hermes had a long and distinguished career in two navies, serving for 25 years in the British Royal Navy and another 30 in the Indian Navy. The next high tide is on Sunday. Patel added that they had started the dismantling as the weight of the 28,223 ton-carrier has to be lessened before it can be pulled closer. BS6 Royal Enfield Himalayan Long-Term Review: Introduction with 1 month, 4,600 km Update! Learn how your comment data is processed. India bought the British carrier in 1986 and rechristened it as INS Viraat. 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. INS Viraat. The unthinkable is about to happen - once again - as the navy's second aircraft-carrier, INS Viraat, awaits its demise in a few days from now. Το πλοίο ξεκίνησε να ναυπηγείται κατά τη διάρκεια του Β΄παγκοσμίου Πολέμου με την τρόπιδα να τίθεται στο Barrow-in-Furness το 1944, με … The carrier has a double hull made of steel plates which are thicker, and also has multiple smaller compartments. A ship is typically run up on the scrapping ways, which can be a concrete platform or a sloping sandy beach. To be notified of blog updatesenter your email address: The Long Goodbye of the HMS Hermes/INS Viraat. 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. When … 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.. by B. N. 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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. In 2014, INS Vikrant was dismantled in Mumbai. MUMBAI: Indian Navy's 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. Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has written to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to convey the Maharashtra government’s offer to restore and preserve INS Viraat, India's first aircraft carrier till it was decommissioned in 2017, which is presently on the verge of being dismantled and scrapped by a ship-breaking firm in Gujarat’s Alang. Thread starter RBMK; Start date 25 Aug 2020; RBMK LE. The Viraat, which served in the Indian Navy for 30 years, was decommissioned in 2017. Ship scrapping is a slow and methodical process. INS Viraat is the second aircraft carrier to be broken in India in the last six years. By April 2016, however, the plans had apparently fallen through. She was then sold to India in 1986, renamed the INS Viraat, and remained in service until 2017, when she was officially decommissioned in Mumbai - 36 years after she was initially due to be scrapped. There were proposals in the past to preserve it as a maritime museum. Nora Fatehi made some quirky videos during lockdown. A ship being scrapped in the breaking yard looked like the carcass of some great beast being slowly but inexorably devoured by ants. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. 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." Commissioned in the British Navy in 1959 as HMS Hermes, INS Viraat was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1986-87. 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. Ex-Royal Navy carrier HMS Hermes turned INS Viraat to be dismantled in India. The Shree Ram Group expects to take a year to completely dismantle the carrier. Image by Aswin Krishna Poyil CC BY-SA 4.0. Required fields are marked *. Breaking her up completely is likely to take a year. 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). 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. “Usually merchant vessels have a flat and saucer-shaped bottom. There were proposals … 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. She was not completed and launched until 1953 and was commissioned in 1959. 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 In 2014, INS Vikrant, which played a role in the historic 1971 war with Pakistan was broken down in Mumbai. In a last-ditch bid, a private company, Envitech Marine Consultants Pvt Ltd, offered to buy INS Viraat from the Shree Ram Group and convert it into a museum. INS Viraat aircraft carrier after decommissioning at the Mumbai Naval Dockyards. When first beached, INS Viraat was around 3,000 ft from the shore. INS Viraat has a thin and aerodynamic design." In January 2014, the ship was sold through an online auction and scrapped in November 2014 after final clearance from the Supreme Court. For the past month, the aircraft carrier INS Viraat, ex HMS Hermes has been slowly cut up and dismantled at an Alang shipbreaker’s yard in Gujarat, India. The aircraft carrier HMS Hermes‘ keel was laid at the end of World War II in 1944. Now, fresh images of Viraat have revealed that dismantling of the decommissioned warship has already begun in Gujarat with the breaking of the ski jump, according to an NDTV report. 25 Aug 2020 #1 It appears that HMS Hermes is about to be scrapped as it has been a failure as a museum ship. Patel said even winching it is harder. Your email address will not be published. I recall years ago watching the ship breaking yard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from a ship in drydock just up the harbor in China Shipbuilding. In 2014, INS Vikrant, which played a role in the historic 1971 war with Pakistan, was broken down in Mumbai. 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