08th April 2011, www.dailynews.lk, By Ramani Kangaraarachchi
The Colombo Dockyard undertook to handle two LPG carriers which will generate around US$ 1.6 million to the country, Colombo Dockyard Managing Director Mangala Yapa told Daily News Business.
The Shipping Corporation of India, owned LPG carriers Nanga Parbat (17,601DWT) and Anapurna (17,601DWT) sister ships called in for lay up and dry docking repairs during February and March 2011 respectively.
Yapa said Colombo has been attracting many types of callers, and the Tanker owner, managers have been regular visitors who take advantage of the excellent facilities available for tanker owners in this region.
He said that these sophisticated tankers were accommodated in 125,000 DWT in for major dry docking related repairs.
Yard geared cryogenic workshops necessary to handle the work on these LPG carriers.
The Yard’s safety on this specialised area was refreshed, specially focusing the project team being inducted to tanker safety training workshop in order all areas are covered.
The work scope handled on both of the vessels consisted of routine dry docking related repairs, steel renewal ,Cargo and booster pumps overhauling, cargo tank relief valves overhauling, cargo tank level gauges calibration and cargo condensers re-tubing. The main engine overhauling, various pumps main and auxiliary boilers and special surveyor was attended.
Two owner’s representatives from Shipping Corporation of India, Sishir Kumar and Anil K Sharma were present.
The repairs were carried out meeting the stringent classification society requirements of Lloyds Register of Shipping and Indian Register of shipping.
The husbanding work was attended to by Asha Agencies Ltd.
Image: Vessel MT Nanga Parbat accommodated in the Colombo Dockyard’s 125,000 dwt drydock No. 04 during her repair call.
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