Colombo Dockyard gets third pilot launch order from Sri Lanka port

ECONOMYNEXT – State-run Sri Lanka Port Authority is to award a deal to build a pilot launch to Colombo Dockyard Plc, a Colobo publicly traded firm, the state information office said.

Sri Lanka Ports Authority has earlier given an order for two pilot vessels.

The cabinet of ministers had cleared the purchase of a third vessel under the same terms as the earlier deal.

In February 2019 Sri Lanka Port Authority had ordered two pilot vessels for 3.12 million US dollars.

The 19 metre pilot launch is based on a design of MACDUFF of Scotland, Dockyard said. The vessels are used to transport pilots from shore to ship.

The vessels can accommodate a crew of 4 and 4 pilots.

Colombo Dockyard stock closed at 51.70 rupees down 20 cents on Wednesday.
Dockyard is a unit of Onomichi group of Japan. (Colombo/Sept18/2019