This ceremony was graced by Minister of Roads & Highways and Ports & Shipping Johnston Fernando, State Minister of Ports & Shipping Kanaka Herath, SLPA Chairman General R. M. Daya Ratnayake and other senior government officials.
Chairman of Colombo Dockyard H. Tanaka and a host of other Senior Management and Staff representing Colombo Dockyard participated at this momentous occasion.
The Pilot Launches designed by MACDUFF Ship Design Ltd of Scotland, will serve to transport pilots from shore to ship. It can accommodate a total number of 8 persons including 4 crew members and 4 pilots and it can achieve a service speed of 22 knots.
These Pilot Launches are designed to hold a high degree of stability and comfort in all weather conditions and these Pilot Launches will provide a stable platform during embarking and disembarking Pilots. These Pilot Launches are equipped with state of the art machinery and equipment developed for this type of launches world-wide, which are of proven type with high dependability, durability and suitability for the intended purpose.
CDPLC operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan who owns a stake of 51% at Colombo Dockyard, while Sri Lankan Government institutions have a 35% shareholding at Colombo Dockyard
As a local venture, CDPLC generate large number of direct and indirect employment opportunities and currently employees over 3000 Sri Lankan Engineers & Technicians and assist in developing the skills and technical knowhow of the local workmen and help save on valuable foreign exchange.
As one of the leaders of the Shipbuilding Industry in Sri Lanka, CDPLC continuously proves its excellence by successfully securing shipbuilding projects both local and overseas.
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