Western Marine delivers vessels today
Western Marine Shipyard will deliver three vessels and a ro-ro ferry to its German buyer and Bangladesh government today in Chittagong.
Two of the three vessels are the third pair of ice-class large vessels -- named EMS Wave and EMS Tide -- each having a capacity of 5,200 deadweight tonnage and 12 nautical miles per hour cruising speed. Germany's Grona Shipping GmbH will take the delivery.
A pilot vessel, PV Rakkhi, will be handed over to the Chittagong Port Authority and a ro-ro (roll-on/roll-off) ferry Bir Sreshtho Ruhul Amin will be delivered to Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation, said Western Marine officials at a press conference yesterday.
Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan is scheduled to attend as chief guest at the vessel delivery ceremony at CPA Marine Workshop Ghat at Agrabad around 10am.