KARACHI (News Desk) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday launched the major warship fleet tanker of Pakistan Navy built in collaboration with Turkey.

With the Prime Minister cutting the fastening strings, the 17,000 ton fleet tanker slid into the sea with the help of a tugboat at the platform of Karachi Shipyard.

On the occassion, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also was briefed about the salient features of the fleet.

The fleet has been built by Savunma Teknologiler Muhendisilik of Turkey under the ambit of the Ministry of Defence Production and Pakistan Navy.

Pakistan Navy’s fleet tanker will play an important role in catering to its logistical needs.

The ship has been designed by Turkey and construction has been carried out by Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW).

The design is based on contemporary trends and is according to Bureau Veritas Rules for the Classification of Naval Ships.

The double hull design will provide the fleet an unrestricted entry into any port of the world.

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The launching ceremony was attended by high officials from Pakistan and Turkey and the officials and workers of the Pakistan Navy.