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MCC’s unique electric boat left defunct for years

MCC’s unique electric boat left defunct for years

KARACHI: ‘Barbarossa’, an electric boat with unique name and efficiency had been left defunct at ‘Ghans Bandar’ for almost 20 years.

The boat Barbarossa had been included in the fleet of the Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Preventive in 1989 and after passing few years it had been non-operational for Pakistan Customs.

One of the senior officials in MCC Preventive told Customs Today that Barbarossa was an electric boat and its panels had been destroyed for the last many years due to the absence of proper maintenance.

“The electronic panels of Barbarossa had been destroyed and made non-operational completely due to lack of continued protection and safety”, he added.

Apprising the capability of Barbarossa, the official said that it was a strong and efficient endurance. “If Barbarossa is made operational, it will be beneficial for MCC Preventive, as the boat has an efficient capability to continue operation in deep sea for many hours”, he added.