Kochi, 9th April 2018: Honourable Kerala Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated Kerala’s First Rescue boat built by Navgathi for Kerala State Water Transport Department
The grand launch ceremony, inaugurated by Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala involved a formal reception attended by Shri A K Saseendran, State Transport Minister, Shri. P Thilothaman, State civil supplies Minister and Members of Legislative Assemblies.
KSWTD plans to deploy these vessels in different locations across Kerala. The boat has all basic and necessary equipment and medical facilities for first aid.They will serve the purpose of a water ambulance for people living on islands and waterlogged areas with no road connectivity.
The 40-foot vessel is made of marine grade steel with the speed of 12 knots and can be used for rescue operations. With a wider platform vessel enable faster rescue operations. The boat has the capacity to accommodate 16 passengers and 3 crew. The vessel is designed and built under Kerala Inland Vessel Rules. Vessel service will be available 24 hours