Remove Capsized Tug

An abandoned tugboat, MV Brahmekshara, that is berthed at Vizhinjam wharf since December 2015 (later sunk in 2018) is delaying the construction of the Indian Coast Guard berth at Vizhinjam. The Indian Coast Guard had made multiple requests to remove the tug so that they could construct a new berth for bigger ships. Multiple attempts to remove the tug have failed.

Progress Made

Metal Scrap Trading Corporation has awarded the work to M/s Khodiyar from Gujarat. The company has remitted Rs 51 Lakhs as Security Deposit. The work is expected to start as soon as the NOC from the Pollution Control Board is received.

Next Milestones
Implementing Agency

Kerala Maritime Board

Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL)


Ports Department

Member of Parliament

Shashi Tharoor


Ahammad Devarkovil


All MLAs of the district


All Constituencies in the District

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