Sri Lankaâ€™s Walkers Shipyard launches tug
ECONOMYNEXT – Walkers Colombo Shipyard (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of Sri Lanka’s MTD Walkers PLC group, said it has completed the construction of its second vessel, a 10 tonne bollard pull tug, ‘Seagulf 2’.
“The barge designed and constructed entirely by in-house team of highly skilled naval architects and engineers,” a statement said.
The vessel, built under the guidance of Sarath Obeysekera, Managing Director of Walkers Colombo Shipyard (Pvt) Ltd., was launched recently at the Walkers Colombo Shipyard in Mutwal Harbour.
Built under supervision of Indian Register of Shipping which is the certifying authority for the vessels, the tug is of 16 m long and 5 m wide with draft of 1.65 m.
The tug can handle a pollard pull of 10 tons and is equipped with two 400 horse power Cummins engine and a Cummins Generator.
Earlier this year, Walkers Colombo Shipyard designed and built a 1,000 tonne barge which was used by Walkers Piling (Pvt) Limited to carry out Sri Lanka’s first sea piling in the harbour basin for the installation of the 1,250 tonne capacity shiplift.
(COLOMBO, Sept 28, 2017)