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Colombo Dockyard Lays Keel Of Pilot/Patrol Boat for Japan


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 18 September 2020 115 -

Photos, graphics und text by Colombo Dockyard

On 15th September 2020, Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) laid the keel to auspiciously commence shipbuilding work on the Pilot/ Patrol Boat for Kowa Company Ltd. of Japan (Kowa).

This keel laying ceremony marked the commencement of hull construction work of the Pilot/ Patrol Boat and this momentous occasion was graced by Mr. C.S. Sangameswaran, Mr. A. Alahakoon, Mr. B.N. Jayawardane Class Surveyors of Class IRS and from CDPLC Mr. H. Tanaka Chairman, Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe MD/CEO, Mr. Yusihiro Saki Technical Advisor/Alternate Director, Mr. Lal Hettiarachchi, General Manager (Projects and Engineering), Mr. Thimira Godakumbura General Manager (Design and New Construction) and a host of other Senior Management and Staff representing CDPLC participated at this occasion.
Keel laying
Keel laying
Keel laying
Keel laying
This 19m Pilot/ Patrol boat is a proven design developed by MACDUFF Scotland. This boat will serve to transport pilots from shore to ship and also patrolling duties if necessary. It can accommodate a total number of 12 persons and it can achieve a speed of 20 knots.

In addition to this Pilot/ Patrol boat, CDPLC has already built and delivered two similar Pilot Launches for Sri Lanka Ports Authority in December 2019 and the third Pilot Launch is currently under construction.

This ceremony was organized and conducted in a modest scale and in a simple manner paying special attention of the present situation with COVID-19 outbreak and to the Government’s Health and Safety guidelines placed, depicting CDPLC’s corporate social responsibility towards the prevention of any possible transmission of the COVID-19 at workplaces.

CDPLC operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan who owns a stake of 51% at Colombo Dockyard PLC while Sri Lankan Government institutions have a 35% shareholding at Colombo Dockyard.

As the leader of Shipbuilding Industry in Sri Lanka, CDPLC continuously proves its excellence by successfully securing shipbuilding projects both local and worldwide.

CDPLC is the front runner of Sri Lankan industrialization and is one of the main contributors to the Government’s National Export Strategy from the Shipbuilding sector.
Dignitaries a the ceremony
Dignitaries a the ceremony
Dignitaries a the ceremony
Dignitaries a the ceremony
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