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Manoram class ferry are series of watercraft built by M/s Inland Marine Works Pvt Ltd Port Blair, at its Chanch Shipyard, Gujarat for Indian Navy. They are fully air conditioned crafts and are fitted with modern navigational aids and have capacity to ferry 250 passengers.[1]

Commission and Deployment

  • INS Manoram (IR Number: 39465): The first ship of the class was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) in presence of its Admiral Superintendent namely Rear Admiral AV Subhedar on 7 December 2011.
  • INS Vihar (IR Number: 41298): The second ship of the class was also commissioned into the Indian Navy at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai in presence of its Admiral superintendent namely Rear Admiral AK Bahl on 9 September 2012.
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Manoram class ferry
INS Manoram induction


  • Displacement: 578.146 Tonnes
  • Overall Length: 62.1 Meters
  • Brdth Ext: 9.41 Meters
  • Draught Max: 1.9 Meters
  • No of Passengers: 250
  • Power installed: 1044 kW Cummings India Ltd
  • Auxiliary power: 2x150 kW 415 V 50 Hz AC generator
  • Speed: 15 Knots

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