- Published on Monday, 23 April 2012 20:18
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Colombo Dockyard has laid the keel, to commence the construction of the largest vessel in its history of Shipbuilding, a 400 Passenger cum 250 Ton Cargo Vessel for the Administration of Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India.
Once completed, these vessels will be deployed to cater to the increased traffic en-route from the Cochin to Lakshadweep islands as well as in the inter island routes. The addition of these vessels will ease the movement of passengers especially during peak season.
The Vessel will be powered by two Japanese made YANMAR Main Engines each developing a propulsive power of 1920 kW, driving two Swedish made BERG Controllable Pitch Propellers with 3m diameter. The Dock Yard Engineers said that this combination provides a high level of manoeuvrability, optimum efficiency and economic operation for the Vessel.
The accommodation spaces in this Vessel will consist of, private space, office space, sanitary space, catering space and other spaces. The Passengers will have different categories of accommodation. There will be 10 first class, 40 second class and 350 normal class passenger transportation facilities.
All passenger compartments will be fully air conditioned using an air conditioning system consisting of central air handling unit and refrigerating plant, designed on the basis of environment friendly refrigerant chilled water system.
Earlier, the Dockyard built and delivered to India two Passenger Vessels MV Arabian Sea and MV Lakshadweep Sea. (niz).