INS Viraat heads for Alang ship breaking yard

Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

Decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat will reach Alang soon where it will be broken down and sold as scrap. The vessel started its final journey from Gateway of India in Mumbai and will reach Alang in two days.
Alang-based Shree Ram group has won the bid for dismantling the ship. The company’s high capacity tugs are towing the vessel to Alang. The vessel had served the Indian Navy for 30 years before being decommissioned. It had served in the UK’s Royal Navy as HMS Hermes and named INS Viraat after being inducted in the Indian Navy.

“#Viraat Callsign “Romeo Two Two” – End of an era, a glorious chapter in the history of @indiannavy. She departs #Mumbai today for her final journey. Old ships never die, their spirit lives on,” tweeted PRO Defence Mumbai.

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