Inland navigation laws outdated

Indian Express The Thekkady boat tragedy calls for enactment of modified rules, strict enforcement and proper safety norms, opined Navgathi Marine Design and Constructions CEO and naval architect Sandith Thandasherry. The R M Nair Committee in its recommendations has recommended frequent inspections of vessels at various stages by naval architects to frame rules under the […]

Thumbs up to SunRider

The Sunrider 6,2, a solar-powered pontoon boat by Navgathi Marine Design & Constructions Pvt. Ltd., has received a hearty endorsement from Malcom Moss, president of the Electric Boat Association UK. The 10-passenger craft, currently undergoing trials in India, gave Moss a taste of its charms during a trip on the river. Powered by two Torqeedo […]

‘GREEN BOATS’ to dot Kerala backwaters

Economic Times BACKWATER TOURISM is finally turning completely green thanks to rising fuel costs and concern for ecology. The Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC) is planning to launch solar-powered boats to be used in the state’s tourism sector. The ‘green boats’ would be built by the KSINC in its boatyard here at Thoppumpady. […]