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Pacific International Lines (PIL),UK owned MV. Kota Halus repairs completed ahead of Schedule
PIL, UK owned container carrier Kota Halus (Dwt 18,872) called in for her first special survey repairs during November 2011. The repairs were completed within 7 days, one day ahead of the quoted period.
By: Darshana Chandrasekera, Head of Marketing, SR
Colombo was the best option for the owners/ managers given the strategic location placing the vessel on the trading route, the vessel discharged her containers in Colombo and shifted directly into drydocks for her repairs.
During this drydocking call the work package covered repairs in all sectors; blasting painting, steel renewals, piping repairs, hatch cover resting pads and other routine drydocking related repairs.
The owner’s interests were looked after by Mr. Mohamed Hoque – Fleet Manager. The yard team was headed by Ship Manager Ajith Kariyapperuma – who was well supported by all production departments to re-deliver the vessel ahead of schedule.
The owners were happy with the excellent facilities at their disposal coupled with the quality workmanship, professional approach to meet the owners requirements were highly appreciated.
The container carrier was accommodated in the 125,000 DWT drydock for her repair requirements and sailed out direct from the drydocks. The repairs were carried out meeting the Class NKK classification society requirements.
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Colombo Dockyard PLC is the island's leading Ship repair, Shipbuilding and Heavy Engineering facility, conveniently located inside the very Port of Colombo operates 4 graving dry-docks with a maximum capacity of 125,000 Dwt.