The 9th Auxiliary squadron comprises 9
ships, i.e two fleet tankers, two coastal tankers, two
small tankers/ Utility ships and three Mine-hunters.
The two fleet tankers, PNS MOAWIN and NASR are
the lifeline for PN ships operating on high seas. Brief
description of the fleet tankers is as follows:
COASTAL TANKERS The indigenously built
coastal tanker ships PNS GWADAR and KALMAT are the first
generation coastal tankers of the Pakistan Navy.
Small Tankers/ Utility Ships PNS
RASADGAR and MADADGAR are the recently built second
generation of indigenous coastal tankers. The ships are
identical in design and capability, brief description of
which is as follows.
Three state of the art Eridan class
MCMVs form a potent Mine-hunting force. One of the three
ships was built in Pakistan, while the first two were built
and commissioned in France. Their capabilities and
characteristics are as follows.