USGAON SHIPYARD (PORT DABHOL)
DIST. RATNAGIRI, MAHARASHTRA.
Bharati Shipyard Limited has established its new shipyard facilities
on the north bank of river Vashishti, located on Latitude 17º 35.50´
North, Longitude 073º 11.80´ E. The shipyard is surrounded by
villages Usgaon on north, Navasewadi on east and Dabhol on west;
it is surrounded by hills on these three sides and river Vashishti
flows south of the shipyard. The shipyard is located approx. 3.5 nm
inwards from the mouth of the river where it joins the Arabian Sea.
The site is located approx. 250 kms. south of Mumbai by road and
approx. 94 nm by sea. The site can be approached from Mumbai by
road following NH-17 upto Khed and via Dapoli – Dabhol route. It is
approx. 70 kms. from Khed junction via Khed-Dapoli-Dabhol route.
The alternative route, diverting to right from NH-17 at Toll Fata
(approx. 15 kms before Mahad) and then following Toll Fata-Ambet-
Mahapral-Mandangad-Dapoli-Dabhol roads saves approx. 45
minutes. The nearest airport is located at Mumbai. The nearest
railheads are Khed/Chiplun (Konkan Railway).
The site can be approached by road from south (Ratnagiri-Goa)
following NH-17 upto Chiplun and then following Shringar Tali-
Guhagar-Dhopave Jetty roads and further crossing over to Dabhol
village by car ferry which plies between Dabhol and Dhopave.