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Western Marine to build tugboat, vessel for Ctg port


Western Marine to build tugboat, vessel for Ctg port
Author / Source : STAFF REPORTER

CHITTAGONG, June 3: New Western Marine Shipbuilders (NWMS), a sister concern of Western Marine Shipyard Ltd signed an agreement with Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) for building a 60 ton Bollard Pull Tugboat and another 1000 Dead Weight Tonnage  Water Supply vessel today. CPA chairman Rear Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and Managing Director of NWMSL, Sakhawat Hossain signed the contract on behalf of their respective organisations. Officials of CPA and Western Marine were present during the signing ceremony held in the Board Room of CPA.
Western Marine Shipyard has built ships of various types for Chittagong port in the past. All these vessels are serving well till today.

The shipyard won this contract by participating in an international tender as the lowest bidder. The contract price of this project is Tk 53 crore. This new tugboat will be having an engine power of 4500 Bollard Horse Power and 60BP, which will be the strongest tugboat in the country.

Such ships used to be imported but Western Marine’s expertise and proficiency in building quality vessels has enabled them in achieving this order. The other vessel which is a Water Supply Vessel will be the largest vessel of its kind to be added in the fleet of Chittagong Port, having a carrying capacity of 1000 tonnes water to supply to the merchant ships in the outer anchorage.
CPA Chairman Rear Admiral Nizamuddin said, “These ships are our national assets. Their quality and proper maintenance in the long run will enhance port capacity in the future.”

The Chairman of Western Marine, Saiful Islam said, “It is our pride that we are contributing to capacity building of our ports by building ships for their use. Our ports are our major sources to drive the nation forward.”

MD Sakhawat Hossain said CPA is the greatest business associate of Western Marine as the yard has built ships for them as well in the past and that signing of this contract has made the tie even stronger.

BIWTA to have $36m two salvage vessels this year


BIWTA to have $36m two salvage vessels this year

DHAKA, June 3 (BSS) – Two salvage vessels purchased from Korea outlaying 36 million US dollars are expected to arrive in the country by this year, a high official of BIWTA said here today.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) is procuring the two salvage vessels under a Korean soft loan aimed expediting the rescue operation aftermath of river accidents.

“The government plans to develop a fleet of four rescue vessels soon so it can move for rescue operation soon after any accident,” Chairman of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Dr Shamsuddoha Khandker told BSS.

Khandker said although the new salvage vessel would have a capacity of lifting a sinking vessel weighing 250 metric tons, it would be able to lift vessel weighting up to 500 metric tons.

“We are expecting that the two salvage vessels will arrive here in the country by December this year as the work order to procure the vessels has already been given to a Korean company in January last year,” he said.

The BIWTA Chairman said the existing salvage vessels — Rustom and Hamza — along with the two existing vessels would be anchored in four different places — Narayanganj, Barisal, Khulna and Sunamganj.

Khandker said the BIWTA now maintains only two salvage vessels – – MV Rustam and MV Hamza — procured in between 1963 and 1968.

He said each salvage vessel has the capacity to lift only 60 metric tons but each vessel is now lifting vessel weight about 400 metric tones.

The country needs more salvage vessels to carry massive rescue operation as many launches weighing 1,000 metric tons are now plying on the river routes, said the BIWTA chairman.