A remarkable achievement has put Goa on the global shipbuilding map as Vijai Marine Shipyard proudly unveiled Thimaaveshi, India's largest IR class FRP catamaran ship.
The momentous occasion took place on May 22, 2023, at the Ferry Terminal Panjim-Goa, where Chief Minister Pramod Sawant ceremoniously flagged off the vessel.
This project not only signifies a moment of immense pride for Goa but also underscores the visionary goals of Swayampurna Goa, Make in India and Atmanirbhar Bharat.
The Thimaaveshi project is a venture by Vijai Marine Shipyard to produce India’s first 30 metre catamaran ship for the Maldives government's Ministry of Environment. The FRP (Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic) vessel was built at Rassaim by the Loutolim-based Vijai Marine Shipyard.
The ship will be used by the Maldives government for research-oriented activities, and has been built in technical association with IIT Kharagpur and financially supported by World Bank.
The ship will be used by the Maldives government for research-oriented activities, and has been built in technical association with IIT Kharagpur and financially supported by World Bank. The ship can sail 100 nautical miles from the shore.
Speaking at the ceremony Goa CM Pramod Sawant said, “Taking the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa forward, Vijai Marine Shipyard has launched Thimaaveshi. It is a proud moment for Goa and for the shipbuilding sector.”
As the Thimaaveshi set sail, it serves as a symbol of progress and innovation, highlighting the importance of modernising the infrastructure in the state to meet the growing needs of the population.
Vijai Marine remains committed to investing in projects that will enhance connectivity, boost economic growth and provide better opportunities for the people of the state.