|Colombo Dockyard to build its largest vessel|
|Tuesday, 08 May 2012 10:45|
Colombo Dockyard PLC recently laid the keel to mark the commencement of construction of the largest vessel in its history of Shipbuilding, a 400 Passenger, 250 tonne Cargo Vessel for the Administration of Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. This is the first vessel of a series of two vessels that has been ordered by the Government of India.
The keel was laid at the auspicious time of 8.27 am, in the presence of Mr. Manish (Counsellor Economic & Commerce, Indian High Commission), Capt. Sumeet Kapoor (Defence Advisor, Indian High Commission), Mr. Srinath Herat (Lloyds Register of Shipping) and Mr. D.V.D. Prasad Rao (Indian Register of Shipping).
Mr. Akihiko Nakauchi (Chairman), Mr. Mangala P.B. (Yapa Managing Director) and Mr. N. Nishida (Director of senior management and project management team) of Colombo Dockyard were also present at the occasion.
Colombo Dockyard states it will take extra stringent quality control and great care on safety measures in order to ensure the vessel’s appropriateness in material and machinery, and that these vessels shall be built to meet all applicable IMO, SOLAS and Special Trade Passenger Ship Rules of the Indian Flag Administration.
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