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The Navy inducted its first dredger from Tebma Shipyards, Chennai in May 2015. Before this, the Navy used to outsource dredging operations necessary to maintain naval docks. Built at Tebma’s facility at Malpe in Karnataka, the 90% indigenous Tebma is a grab-hopper that can hold 300 cu m of dredged material and has hopper bottom doors for disposal of dredged material at sea. This is the 50th dredger built by Tebma and its 22nd vessel for the Navy.